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An Overview of Tropical Diseases

Edited by Amidou Samie

University of Venda, South Africa

Tropical diseases affect millions of people throughout the world and particularly in the developing countries. The millennium development goals had specifically targeted HIV/AIDS and Malaria for substantial reduction as well as Tuberculosis while many other tropical diseases have been neglected. The new sustainable development goals have not made such distinction and have targeted all diseases for elimination for the improvement of the quality of life of human beings on earth. The present book was developed to provide an update on issues relevant to the treatment of selected tropical diseases such as tuberculosis, malaria, leishmaniasis, schistosomiasis and ectoparasites such as chiggers which are widely distributed throughout the world. The control of these infections has been hampered by the development of drug resistance and the lack of the development of new and more effective drugs. The understanding of the biochemical processes underlying drug activity is therefore essential for the potential elimination of these infections.

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An Overview of Tropical DiseasesEdited by Amidou Samie

Published: December 2nd 2015

DOI: 10.5772/59215

ISBN: 978-953-51-2224-1

eBook (PDF) ISBN: 978-953-51-7270-3

Copyright year: 2015

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13251 Total Chapter Downloads

16 Crossref Citations

13 Web of Science Citations

40 Dimensions Citations


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1. Emerging Public Health Issues in Drug-Resistant Tuberculosis

By Adeola Orogade


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2. Mitochondria of Malaria Parasites as a Drug Target

By Kenji Hikosaka, Keisuke Komatsuya, Shigeo Suzuki and Kiyoshi Kita


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3. Recent Advances in Antimalarial Drug Discovery — Challenges and Opportunities

By Chiranjeev Sharma and Satish Kumar Awasthi


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4. Advances on Dientamoeba fragilis Infections

By Ali ElBakri, Ahmed Al-Qahtani and Amidou Samie


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5. Speciation in the Leishmania guyanensis Vector Lutzomyia umbratilis (Diptera: Psychodidae) from Northern Brazil — Implications for Epidemiology and Vector Control

By Vera Margarete Scarpassa and Ronildo Baiatone Alencar


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6. Dirofilariosis and Leishmaniasis in the Northern Region of Serbia

By Sara Savic, Branka Vidic, Zivoslav Grgic, Tamas Petrovic, Alekasandar Potkonjak, Aleksandra Cupina, Slavica Vaselek and Dusan Petric


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7. Schistosomiasis – Updating Technologies and Diagnostic Approaches in Surveillance Strategies and Clinical Management

By Marta Guimarães Cavalcanti and José Mauro Peralta


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8. Praziquantel and Arachidonic Acid Combination — An Innovative Approach to the Treatment of Schistosomiasis

By Hatem Tallima, Kevin Hadley and Rashika El Ridi


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9. The Role of Chiggers as Human Pathogens

By Paula Santibáñez, Ana M. Palomar, Aránzazu Portillo, Sonia Santibáñez and José A. Oteo


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