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Current Topics in Neglected Tropical Diseases

Edited by Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales

Autonomous University Foundation of the Americas

Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) is a diverse group of communicable diseases that prevail in tropical and subtropical conditions in 149 countries. NTDs affect more than one billion people and cost developing economies billions of dollars every year. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), NTDs mainly affect populations living in poverty, without adequate sanitation, and in close contact with infectious vectors, domestic animals, and livestock. Migration, as well as climate change and variability, are key factors in NTD prevalence. Therefore, NTDs deserve more study. Recently, viruses transmitted by vectors (arboviruses) that affect not only people living in the tropics, but also travelers and migrating populations, have been causing epidemics. Examples of these viruses include Dengue, Chikungunya, Zika, Mayaro, and encephalitis viruses. These viruses emerge and reemerge in multiple regions of the world, as occurred in the Americas recently (2013-2017) with Chikungunya and Zika. This book aims to update the significant epidemiological and clinical research of NTDs in many aspects with a multinational perspective.

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Current Topics in Neglected Tropical DiseasesEdited by Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales

Published: December 4th 2019

DOI: 10.5772/intechopen.73918

ISBN: 978-1-78923-890-7

Print ISBN: 978-1-78923-889-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-1-78984-143-5

Copyright year: 2019

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5302 Total Chapter Downloads

17 Crossref Citations

4 Web of Science Citations

26 Dimensions Citations


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1. Persistent Barriers to Implementing Efficacious Mosquito Control Activities in the Continental United States: Insights from Vector Control Experts

By Imelda K. Moise, Leo C. Zulu, Douglas O. Fuller and John C. Beier


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2. The Global Distribution and Burden of Dengue and Japanese Encephalitis Co-Infection in Acute Encephalitis Syndrome

By Shailendra K. Saxena, Swatantra Kumar, Vimal K. Maurya and Madan L.B. Bhatt


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3. Diagnosis and Molecular Characterization of Chikungunya Virus Infections

By Marta E. Álvarez-Argüelles, Susana Rojo Alba, Mercedes Rodríguez Pérez, Jose Antonio Boga Riveiro and Santiago Melón García


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4. Clinical Features and Management of Chronic Chikungunya Arthritis

By Joshua Britton Bilsborrow, José Kennedy Amaral and Robert T. Schoen


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5. More than a Hundred Years in the Search for an Accurate Diagnosis for Chagas Disease: Current Panorama and Expectations

By Aracely López-Monteon, Eric Dumonteil and Angel Ramos-Ligonio


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6. Epidemiology of Leprosy in Vietnam and the Effectiveness of Multidrug Therapy (MDT) in the Management of the Disease

By Tran Hau Khang, Ngo Minh Thao and Le Huu Doanh


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7. Impact of Reconstructive Surgery (RCS) among Leprosy Patients: A Social Appraisal

By Debajanee Lenka, Amarendra Mohapatra and Chittaranjan Kar


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8. Neglected Tropical Diseases Pathogen and Human Genetic Interaction in the Genomic Era: Opportunities for (Sub-Saharan) African Scientists to Get on Board

By Issiaka Soulama


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9. Epidemiology and Ecology of Leishmaniasis

By Tonay Inceboz


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