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World-Wide Importance of Parasites

Parasitology

General Parasitology

  1. Gabriel A. Schmunis1,
  2. Francisco J. López-Antuñano2

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0167

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Schmunis, G. A. and López-Antuñano, F. J. 2010. World-Wide Importance of Parasites. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. 1

    Pan American Health Organization, Communicable Diseases Unit, Washington, DC, USA

  2. 2

    Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica, Colonia Santa Maria Ahuacatitlan, Morelos, Mexico

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Parasitic Diseases and Global Health
  • 2
    Non-Helminth Parasites
  • 3
    The Helminth Worms
  • 4
    Expanding Threats
  • 5
    Conclusion

Keywords:

  • world-wide importance of parasites;
  • parasitic diseases and global health;
  • burden of parasitic diseases;
  • disability adjusted life year (DALY);
  • African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness);
  • American trypanosomiasis (Chagas disease);
  • food-borne trematode infections-highest prevalence in South East Asia;
  • intestinal worms, ascaris, hookworm and trichuris