Schistosoma: Biology, Pathology and Control

Barrie G. M. Jamieson

October 20, 2016 by CRC Press
Reference - 523 Pages - 37 Color & 115 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781498744256 - CAT# K26884

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Features

  • Explores the biology, pathology, and control of arguably the world's worst parasite
  • Reviews medication and treatment for Schistosoma
  • Discusses prevention and diagnosis of Schistosoma
  • Relates how trapped eggs can cause human morbidity

Summary

Apart from malaria, schistosomiasis is the most prevalent parasitic infection in the world. It affects more than 200 million people in 76 tropical and subtropical countries, causing great suffering and resulting in thousands of deaths. Written by world authorities, this book examines many aspects of the biology, pathology, and control of the schistosoma parasite. Ranging in topic from infection in Pharaonic Egypt, through DNA relationships and biological systems, to advances in development of vaccines against the parasite, this book is a comprehensive text written for researchers and medical professionals alike.