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Parasites of Homo sapiens

An Annotated Checklist of the Protozoa, Helminths and Arthropods for which we are Home

Richard Ashford (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK) William Crewe (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK)



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CRC Press
06 February 2003
Homo sapiens rank among the most parasitized of all animals. In part this is because we know so much about all aspects of the biology of our species, but in addition, our varied habitat and diet and our global distribution exposes us to more infections than any other species. Whereas some familiar parasitic infections are responsible for much human disease and suffering, the great majority are rare or obscure forms ignored by all but the most comprehensive texts. The Parasites of Homo sapiens: An Annotated checklist of the Protozoa, Helminths and Arthropods for Which We Are Home, 2nd Edition presents a comprehensive listing of them all. Closely following the pattern of the first edition, this new edition incorporates a wealth of further information and data from the most recently published research findings. An indispensable guide for all parasitologists, it presents a comprehensive checklist of all animals naturally parasitic in or on the human body. Each parasite listed includes a complete summary of its characteristics. The structure of each entry includes: The scientific name of the parasite Synonyms for scientific names Status of reported human cases Geographical distribution and abundance Parasite habitat on humans Hosts Transmission mechanisms Human risk factors Indication of host-specificity status
By:   Richard Ashford (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine Liverpool UK), William Crewe (Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK)
Imprint:   CRC Press
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Edition:   2nd Revised edition
Dimensions:   Height: 254mm,  Width: 178mm,  Spine: 13mm
Weight:   431g
ISBN:   9780415311182
ISBN 10:   0415311187
Pages:   150
Publication Date:   06 February 2003
Audience:   Professional and scholarly ,  Professional and scholarly ,  Postgraduate, Research & Scholarly ,  Undergraduate ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Hardback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Protozoa Trematoda Cestoda Nematoda Acanthocepala Arthropoda Exclusions Summary References

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