Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales

Technological University of Pereira

Dr. Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales received his Medical Doctor (MD) degree from the Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, and his Master of Sciences in Protozoology/Parasitology (MSc) from the Universidad de Los Andes, Trujillo, Venezuela. He received his Diploma in Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (DTM&H) from the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, Lima, Peru, and the University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, USA. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society for Tropical Medicine & Hygiene (FRSTMH), London, United Kingdom; a Fellow of the Faculty of Travel Medicine (FFTM) of the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Glasgow (RCPSG), Glasgow, Scotland, United Kingdom; and a Fellow of the American College of Epidemiology (FACE), USA. He is a Doctor of Sciences honoris causa (HonDSc) from the Universidad Privada Franz Tamayo (UniFranz), Cochabamba, Bolivia. Prof. Rodriguez-Morales is the President of the Travel Medicine Committee, Pan American Infectious Diseases Association, and the Vicepresident of the Colombian Infectious Diseases Association (2019-2021). He is a Member of the Council (2020-2026) of the International Society for Infectious Diseases (ISID). He is a Senior Researcher of Colciencias (2015-2021), and a Professor at the Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira and Fundación Universitaria Autónoma de las Américas, Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia. He is also a Visiting Professor at multiple national and international universities (H index=35, 508 articles at Scopus, 462 at PubMed and 441 at Web of Sciences).

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Tropical Medicine has emerged and remained as an important discipline for the study of diseases endemic in the tropic, particularly those of infectious etiology. Emergence and reemergence of many tropical pathologies have recently aroused the interest of many fields of the study of tropical medicine, even including new infectious agents. Then evidence-based information in the field and regular updates are necessary. Current Topics in Tropical Medicine presents an updated information on multiple diseases and conditions of interest in the field. It Includes pathologies caused by bacteria, viruses and parasites, protozoans and helminths, as well as tropical non-infectious conditions. Many of them are considering not only epidemiological aspects, but also diagnostic, therapeutical, preventive, social, genetic, bioinformatic and molecular ones. With participation of authors from various countries, many from proper endemic areas, this book has a wide geographical perspective. Finally, all of these characteristics, make an excellent update on many aspects of tropical medicine in the world.

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