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Title Parasites and their vectors : a special focus on Southeast Asia / Yvonne Ai Lian Lim, Indra Vythilingam, editors
Published Wien : Springer, 2013
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Description 1 online resource (viii, 263 pages) : color illustrations
Contents Southeast Asia: Hotspot for Parasitic Infections -- Plasmodium knowlesi: Emergent Human Malaria in Southeast Asia -- Filarial Worms in Southeast Asia -- Vectors of Malaria and Filariasis in Southeast Asia: A Changing Scenario -- Unravelling Cryptosporidium and Giardia in Southeast Asia -- Entamoeba histolytica in Southeast Asia -- Romancing Blastocystis: A 20-Year Affair -- Toxoplasma gondii: The Parasite in Trend -- Sarcocystis spp. and Pentastomes in Southeast Asia -- Free-Living Amoebae in Southeast Asia -- Soil-Transmitted Helminths: The Neglected Parasites -- Epidemiology of Cestode and Trematode in Southeast Asian Countries
Summary Southeast Asia is a region where a myriad of infections are endemic. It is a hotspot region for parasitic diseases. Currently, information on parasitic infections and vectors found in Southeast Asia is sporadic and there has been no attempt to extensively collate and integrate these data. Gaps in our knowledge, which include disease patterns, transmission dynamics and vectors still exist. This book highlights parasitic diseases that are peculiar to Southeast Asia, pinpoints similarities and differences between disease patterns in the respective member countries and provide information on new emerging parasitic diseases in this region. Critically, this book will heighten understanding of parasitic diseases and their vectors in this diverse region and this knowledge will be significant for future regional research efforts in this field
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from PDF title page (SpringerLink, viewed February 3, 2014)
Subject Parasitic diseases -- Southeast Asia.
Medical parasitology.
Parasitic Diseases -- transmission.
Disease Vectors.
Parasites -- pathogenicity.
Asia, Southeastern.
Form Electronic book
Author Lim, Yvonne Ai Lian, editor
Vythilingam, Indra, editor
ISBN 9783709115534 (electronic bk.)
3709115531 (electronic bk.)
3709115523 (print)
9783709115527 (print)