Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales

Institución Universitaria Visión de las Américas, Colombia

Dr. Rodriguez-Morales is an expert in tropical and emerging diseases, particularly in zoonotic and vector-borne diseases (especially arboviral diseases). He is President of the Travel Medicine Committee of the Pan-American Infectious Diseases Association (API), as well as President of the Colombian Association of Infectious Diseases (ACIN). He is member of the Committee on Tropical Medicine, Zoonoses, and Travel Medicine of ACIN. He is Vicepresident of the Latin American Society for Travel Medicine (SLAMVI) and Member of the Council of the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID). Since 2014, he has been recognized as Senior Researcher, Ministry of Science of Colombia. He is Professor of the Faculty of Medicine of the Fundacion Universitaria Autonoma de las Americas, in Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia. He is External Professor, Master in Research on Tropical Medicine and International Health, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain. He is also Professor of the Master in Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Universidad Científica del Sur, Lima, Peru. He has been awarded in 2021 with the “Raul Isturiz Award” Medal of the API. Also, in 2021, awarded with the “Jose Felix Patiño” Asclepius Staff Medal of the Colombian Medical College, due to his scientific contributions on COVID-19 during the pandemic. He is currently the Editor in Chief of the journal Travel Medicine and Infectious Diseases. His Scopus H index is 47 (Google Scholar H index, 68).

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Malaria is one of the most important tropical diseases in the history of the world. This vector-borne disease has been a significant cause of morbidity and mortality in tropical countries of Africa, Asia, and Latin America. As such, this book provides updated information on epidemiological and public health research of malaria conducted in the last decade. Over four sections, chapters discuss such topics as diagnosis, epidemiology and surveillance, policy and prevention, and vector control and vaccines.

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