David Claborn

Missouri State University

David Claborn is the Director of the Public Health Program at Missouri State University where he teaches graduate courses in international and environmental health. His research focuses on public health issues of disrupted environments, including those affected by natural disasters and war. He obtained his Doctor of Public Health in 2001 from the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, where his dissertation dealt with the re-emergence of malaria near the demilitarized zone in South Korean. He also has degrees in entomology and zoology from Texas Tech University. Prior to his academic career he was a career military officer, retiring from the Navy’s Medical Service Corps at the rank of Commander. He is a veteran of Operation Desert Storm, having served with the Marine Corps as a medical entomologist.

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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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