David Claborn

directorMissouri State University

David Claborn is the Director of the Master of Public Health Program at Missouri State University, where he teaches courses in environmental and international health. His research interests lie in public health issues of disrupted environments, including those affected by natural disasters and war. He has over 30 publications on a range of subjects, from basic biology to disaster preparedness. Prior to his academic career, he was a commissioned military officer, retiring from the U.S. Navy as a Commander in 2008. During his military career, he lived and worked extensively in the international environment, including as a medical entomologist with the U.S. Marines during Operation Desert Storm. He has a Doctor of Public Health (DrPH) from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences and a MS in entomology from Texas Tech University.

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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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