Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Parasitology Research

Gilberto Antonio Bastidas Pacheco

University of Carabobo


Immune Response Parasitic Immunomodulation Serological Studies Diagnostic Techniques Phylogeny Diversity Drugs Treatment Biochemistry Molecular Parasitology Prevalence Epidemic

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About the book

Parasites are living organisms that can be found everywhere in our environment. They are a diverse group of organisms that live in or on a host and benefit at the host’s expense. Since they are subject to constant evolution (and adaptations), there is the need to continuously explore the interactions between parasites and hosts, especially in terms of the development of antibiotics, vaccines and insecticides.
Research in parasitology is necessary and indispensable for the control of this group of diseases that affect much of the world with severe consequences for the development of social groups, in many cases resulting in disability or death. The aim of this book is to show work done in this research area and trends in clinical syndromes, diagnosis, treatment, and parasitic biology. 

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Date completed: August 30th 2019

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About the editor

Gilberto Antonio Bastidas Pacheco

University of Carabobo

Prof. Bastidas is a medical surgeon who graduated from the Universidad de Los Andes, with Diplomas in Prehospital emergency care, Executive management for senior management in health, and health and safety at work. Prof. Bastidas received his Ph.D. in Parasitology. Currently, he is Head of the Department of Public Health at Faculty of Health Sciences of the University of Carabobo, Venezuela. He is the author of several articles published in national and international journals and he has served as reviewer number of scientific articles. Prof. Bastidas is part of the Editorial Committee of several national and international magazines, textbook writer and lecturer.

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