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Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections

Parasitology

General Parasitology

  1. Roy M. Anderson

Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9780470688618.taw0168

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections

How to Cite

Anderson, R. M. 2010. Epidemiology of Parasitic Infections. Topley and Wilson's Microbiology and Microbial Infections. .

Author Information

  1. Imperial College School of Medicine, Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, London, UK

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 15 MAR 2010

Abstract

  • 1
    Introduction
  • 2
    Basic Concepts
  • 3
    Transmission Dynamics
  • 4
    Control of Infection and Disease
  • 5
    Conclusions

Keywords:

  • parasitic infection epidemiology;
  • epidemiology, patterns of infection and disease associated within populations;
  • microparasites and macroparasites;
  • heterogeneity and predisposition to infection;
  • relationship between prevalence and intensity of infection;
  • microparasite and macroparasite life or developmental cycles-direct or indirect;
  • regulating constraints on parasite population growth;
  • immunity to parasitic infections