The Filaria

The Filaria

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English

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Filarial nematodes constitute and important group of human pathogens in tropical regions of the world. Diseases associated with these worms are generally separated into two categories: filariasis, caused by infections of lymphatic dwelling parasites and onchocerciasis, or river blindness, caused by infections of Onchocerca volvulus. Other filariae specifically infect humans and it is likely that zoonotic filarial infections may alter the outcome of infections with human parasites. The chapters in this book will cover concepts that, in most instances, overlap all of these parasites as well as focus on new and emerging ideas.
The Filaria, volume five of World Class Parasites, is written for researchers, students and scholars who enjoy reading research that has a major impact on human health, or agricultural productivity, and against which we have no satisfactory defense. It is intended to supplement more formal texts that cover taxonomy, life cycles, morphology, vector distribution, symptoms and treatment. It integrates vector, pathogen and host biology and celebrates the diversity of approach that comprises modern parasitological research.

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Published 01 January 2002
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EAN13 0306476614
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Preface
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Lymphatic filarial infections: an introduction to the filariae J.W. Kazura
VectorParasite Interactions in MosquitoBorne Filariasis L.C. Bartholomay and B.M. Christensen
Evolutionary Nematodes O. Bain
Relationships
Among
Filarial
Filarial Genomics: Gene Discovery and Gene Expression S.A. Williams and S.J. Laney
The Epidemiology of Onchocerciasis and the Long Term Impact of Existing Control Strategies on this Infection P. Fischer and D.W. Büttner
The Epidemiology of Filariasis Control E. Michael
Host Factors, Parasite Factors, and External Factors Involved in the Pathogenesis of Filarial Infections D.O. Freedman
Natural History of Human Filariasis – The Elusive Road B. Ravindran
In UteroExposure to Filarial Antigens and its Influence on Infection Outcomes P.J. Lammie
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Immune Effectors Important in Protective Resistance A.Hoerauf
Immune Regulation and the Spectrum of Filarial Disease C.L. King
WolbachiaBacterial Endosymbionts M.J. Taylor
Approaches to the Control and Elimination of the Clinically Important Filarial Diseases C.D. Mackenzie, M. Malecela, I. Mueller and M.A. Homeida
Vaccines For Filarial Infections Paul B. Keiser and Thomas B. Nutman
Index
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