Mohammad Bagher Rokni

Dr Mohammad Bagher Rokni obtained his BSc in 1979, and his MS and PhD in Medical Parasitology in 1991 and 2002, respectively. He has written 48 papers and contributed to 4 books, as well as taken part in 76 national and international congresses and meetings. Dr Rokni is a Member of the Board of Directors of Iranian Society of Parasitology, Iranian Public Health Association and Iranian Scientific Association of Clinical Laboratory. He is also a member of WHO's Food Borne Disease Burden Epidemiology Reference Group, Vice-president of Eastern Mediterranean Association of Medical Editors (EMAME) society, Chair of Journal Visibility & Indexing Committee (EMAME), editor of the Iranian Journal of Public Health and Iranian Journal of Parasitology.

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In the wake of the invitation by InTech, this book was written by a number of prominent researchers in the field. It is set to present a compendium of all necessary and up-to-date data to all who are interested. Schistosomiasis or blood fluke disease, also known as Bilharziasis, is a parasitic disease caused by helminths from a genus of trematodes entitled Schistosoma. It is a snail-borne trematode infection. The disease is among the Neglected Tropical Diseases, catalogued by the Global Plan to combat Neglected Tropical Diseases, 2008-2015 and is considered by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be the second most socioeconomically devastating parasitic disease, next to malaria. WHO demonstrates that schistosomiasis affects at least 200 million people worldwide, more than 700 million people live in endemic areas, and more than 200.000 deaths are reported annually. It leads to the loss of about 4.5 million disability-adjusted life years (DALYs).

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