Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales

Professor of Public Health, Epidemiology, ScientifUniversidad Tecnológica de PereiraColombia

Dr. Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales is an expert in tropical diseases, particularly in Zoonotic and Vector-Borne Diseases. His research interests over the past years have been focused on malaria, Chagas disease, leishmaniasis, dengue, Zika and chikungunya, coordinating the Colombian Collaborative Network on Zika (RECOLZIKA). He is President of the Travel Medicine Committee of the Pan American Infectious Diseases Association (API), as well as Secretary of the Colombian Infectious Diseases Association (ACIN). Since 2014 he has been recognized as Senior Researcher by the national agency of Sicence in Colombia, Colciencias. He is Professor and Appointed Director of Research of the Faculty of Health Sciences of the Universidad Tecnológica de Pereira in Pereira, Risaralda, Colombia. His H index is currently 17.

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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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