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.