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ISBN : 9781632412010

Publisher :   haylemedical

Language :   English

Category :   Infectious Diseases

Publication Year :   2015

Price : USD 145.95

Description :  Schistosomiasis is another term for the disease of Bilharzia. This book is a result of the contributions made by renowned researchers dealing with schistosomiasis. It provides latest research and relevant information for the benefit of concerned people. Schistosomiasis, also known as blood fluke disease, is a parasitic disease in nature and is caused by helminthes from a genus of trematodes entitled Schistosoma. It is one of the diseases enlisted in the Global Plan to fight against Neglected Tropical Diseases and even World Health Organization (WHO) has declared it next to malaria as a devastating parasitic disease. According to WHO, the number of people residing in endemic areas are more than 700 million out of which at least 200 million are severely affected. Also, more than 200,000 people die annually because of Schistosomiasis and this terrible disease is also the causative agent in the loss of nearly 4.5 million disability-adjusted life years (DALYs).

Author/Editor :  Sue Gold

Author's Description :  Sue Gold holds a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine (DO) degree. She specializes in parasitic diseases and infectious diseases. She serves as an adjunct professor of medicine in a public research university in Canada. She is an active member of several medical associations and committees. Sue has authored over 100 papers and articles, which have been published in international medical journals. She has numerous book chapters and conference proceedings in the field of medicine to her credit.