Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Trypanosoma Infections

Mohammad Manjur Shah

Yusuf Maitama Sule University


Trypanosoma brucei Trypanosoma gambiense Leishmania donovani Leishmania tropica Leishmania brasiliensis Animal trypanosomiasis antiprotozoan drugs antiprotozoal chemotherapy economic-loss vectors methods of control

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About the book

Trypanosomes are unicellular eukaryotic organisms having complete unit capable of doing physiological functions and capable of causing severe disease or pathogenic conditions to both man and domesticated animals. Hopefully this book will provide a comprehensive information on the recent advances in the study of Trypanosoma and Leishmania, the two genera under the family Trypanosomatidae.

Since these protozoan parasites still pose a major public health problems in many parts of the world, the book also aims to highlight many issues pertaining to serious health threat posed by these parasites as well as their control measures.

Suggested topics - but not limited to - are: (a) Biology and impact of Trypanosoma brucei and T. gambiense on human health; (b) Recent advances in treatment and control of cutaneous, muco cutaneous and visceral leishmaniasis; (c) New approaches in dealing with pathogenic trypanosomes of animals; (d) Current antiprotozoan drugs and chemotherapy used in Trypanosomiasis and their limitations; (e) Methods of control of reservoir and vectors of Trypanosomiasis;(f) Epidemiology, biochemistry and physiology of Trypanosoma and Leishmania.

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Book initiated and editor appointed

Date completed: October 22nd 2019

Applications to edit the book are assessed and a suitable editor is selected, at which point the process begins.

Chapter proposals submitted and reviewed

Deadline Extended: Open for Submissions

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Approved chapters written in full and submitted

Deadline for full chapters: January 11th 2020

Once approved by the academic editor and publishing review team, chapters are written and submitted according to pre-agreed parameters

Full chapters peer reviewed

Review results due: March 31st 2020

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Expected publication date: May 30th 2020

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About the editor

Mohammad Manjur Shah

Yusuf Maitama Sule University

Dr. Mohammad Manjur Shah obtained his Ph.D. in Zoology in 2003 from Aligarh Muslim University. He has presented his research findings at several conferences and published articles in various international journals. He completed two post-doctoral fellowships under the Ministry of Science and Technology, Government of India, before becoming a Senior Assistant Professor at Northwest University, Kano, Nigeria, in 2015. Apart from the present book, he has edited five other volumes published by IntechOpen. He is also a reviewer for several journals of international repute.

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