Helminth Infections and their Impact on Global Public Health

  • Fabrizio Bruschi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Dante S. Zarlenga, Eric P. Hoberg, Jillian T. Detwiler
    Pages 1-28
  3. Gino Fornaciari, Raffaele Gaeta
    Pages 29-47
  4. Ahmad Othman, Rashika El Ridi
    Pages 49-92
  5. S. Mas-Coma, M. D. Bargues, M. A. Valero
    Pages 93-122
  6. Edoardo Pozio, Maria Angeles Gomez-Morales
    Pages 123-152
  7. Francesca Tamarozzi, Enrico Brunetti, Dominique A. Vuitton
    Pages 153-200
  8. Elizabeth Ferrer, Teresa Gárate
    Pages 201-227
  9. Fabrizio Bruschi, Jean Dupouy-Camet
    Pages 229-273
  10. Albis Francesco Gabrielli, Antonio Montresor, Lorenzo Savioli
    Pages 275-297
  11. Masataka Korenaga, Fabrizio Bruschi
    Pages 299-324
  12. Simonetta Mattiucci, Stefano D’Amelio
    Pages 325-365
  13. Marc P. Hübner, Laura E. Layland, Achim Hoerauf
    Pages 367-409
  14. Claudio Genchi, Claudio Bandi, Laura Kramer, Sara Epis
    Pages 411-424
  15. Clare M. Hamilton, Ayako Yoshida, Elena Pinelli, Celia V. Holland
    Pages 425-460
  16. Shih-Chan Lai
    Pages 461-477
  17. Justyna Rzepecka, William Harnett
    Pages 479-502

About this book


This book gives an up-to-date overview of the epidemiology (including molecular typing), specific biological, immunological and immunopathological aspects, diagnosis and perspectives of control of the most common helminth human infections.​

Helminths are long-lived multicellular organisms that have co-evolved with humans over many thousands of years. They are responsible for infections which affect around one third of the human population, at global level. Despite the huge efforts in research during the last years, effective control of helminth infections is still far from optimal standards and the resulting diseases remain neglected.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Fabrizio Bruschi
    • 1
  1. 1.Dipartimento di Ricerca TraslazionaleUniversità di PisaPisaItaly

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