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Author Hotez, Peter J.

Title Forgotten people, forgotten diseases : the neglected tropical diseases and their impact on global health and development / Peter J. Hotez.

Publication Info. Washington, DC : ASM Press, [2013]


Location Call No. Status
 South Windsor Public Library - Non Fiction  362.196 HOTEZ    Check Shelf
Edition Second edition.
Description xviii, 255 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 27 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Introduction to the neglected tropical diseases : the ancient afflictions of stigma and poverty -- "The unholy trinity" : the soil-transmitted helminth infections ascariasis, trichuriasis, and hookworm infection -- Schistosomiasis (snail fever) -- The filarial infections : lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis) and dracunculiasis (guinea worm) -- The blinding neglected tropical diseases : onchocerciasis (river blindness) and trachoma -- The mycobacterial infections : buruli ulcer and leprosy -- The kinetoplastid infections : human African trypanosomiasis (sleeping sickness), chagas disease, and the leishmaniases -- The urban neglected tropical diseases : leptospirosis, dengue, and rabies -- The neglected tropical diseases of North America -- The global network for neglected tropical diseases -- Future trends in control of neglected tropical diseases and the antipoverty vaccines -- Repairing the world.
Subject Parasitic diseases -- Prevention.
Developing countries -- Economic conditions.
Parasitic Diseases -- prevention & control.
Developing Countries -- economics.
Neglected Diseases -- prevention & control.
Tropical Medicine.
Global Health.
Added Author American Society for Microbiology.
ISBN 9781555818746 print
1555818749 print
9781555818753 (e-book)
1555818757 (e-book)
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