David Claborn

Missouri State University

David M. Claborn is Director of the Master of Public Health Program at Missouri State University, where he teaches courses in international health, environmental health, public health preparedness, and homeland security. He obtained a DrPH in 2001 from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences in Bethesda, Maryland. His dissertation dealt with the re-emergence of malaria in South Korea. Dr. Claborn also has a MS in Entomology from Texas Tech University. Prior to starting his academic career in 2008, he was a career naval officer working as a medical entomologist. He retired from the Navy’s Medical Service Corps in 2008 at the rank of Commander.

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Of all the parasitic diseases, leishmaniasis is one of the most diverse, with a variety of manifestations, from relatively minor cutaneous lesions to deadly visceral infections. It is also widespread, causing human disease in the Americas, Asia, Europe and Africa. The environments in which this disease occurs range from desert to tropical jungle to urban habitats. Not surprisingly, the literature on this disease is written in a variety of languages including Portuguese, Arabic, English and French among others. This book provides a synopsis in English of much of the recent research on leishmaniasis, with a focus on the epidemiology, diagnosis and treatment of the disease as described by researchers around the world, but with a focus on the research from Brazil and the Middle East.

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