Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

New Advances in Neglected Tropical Diseases

Márcia Aparecida Sperança

Federal University of ABC

Márcia Aparecida Sperança received her Ph.D. in Biology of Parasite–Host Interaction from the Parasitology Department of the Biomedical Institute of the University of São Paulo (Brazil). She is the head of the Laboratory of Pathogenic Agents at UFABC, Brazil.


Host-Parasite Interaction Taxonomy Host Escape Mechanisms Spacio-Temporal Distribution Vaccines Drug Design Drug Resistance Mechanisms Insecticides Epidemiology Pathology Nucleic Acid Based Methods Serology

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The book aims to describe important aspects associated with Neglected Tropical Diseases, including interference of environmental changes and co-evolution strategies adopted by different etiological agents. A revision of Knowledge of pathology mechanisms is also the scope of the book that can help health scientists to develop new drugs and vaccines. In the topic of treatment of Neglected Tropical Diseases, the state of the art of drug resistance mechanisms is crucial to disease management according to regional characteristics. Monitoring of Neglected Tropical Diseases worldwide depends on accurate diagnostic tools, which needs also to be performed with inputs and infrastructure economically accessible to low-incoming countries.

Thus, in this book nucleic acid and serological-based methods specific to Neglected Tropical Diseases etiological agents are welcome. Another important topic of the book corresponds to the different strategies established by public health institutions worldwide to control Neglected Tropical Diseases, including diagnosis, vector control, vaccines, treatment, epidemiology, etc.

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Date completed: September 3rd 2021

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Deadline for chapter proposals: October 1st 2021

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Review results due: February 18th 2022

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Expected publication date: April 19th 2022

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Márcia Aparecida Sperança

Federal University of ABC

Márcia Aparecida Sperança is Associate Professor at the Center for Natural and Human Sciences of Universidade Federal do ABC (UFABC, São Bernardo do Campo, São Paulo, Brazil). After obtaining a PhD in Biology of Parasite–Host Interaction from the Parasitology Department of the Biomedical Institute of University of São Paulo (Brazil), Dr. Sperança worked as an assistant professor and researcher at Marilia Medical School (Marilia, São Paulo, Brazil). Her scientific experience is in diagnosis, molecular biology, and molecular epidemiology of different infectious agents including arboviruses, the bacteria Helicobacter pylori, malaria parasites, and trypanosomatids. Presently, Dr. Sperança is the head of the Laboratory of Pathogenic Agents at UFABC, an institution with multi and interdisciplinary academic proposals, which are characteristics of her investigation field.

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