About the book
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.