Completely redrawn line drawings and improved halftones provide visual examples related directly to the textual material.
The content explores the etiologic agents of human disease belonging to the animal kingdom: protozoa, helminths wormsand arthropods insects and spidersall of which are a significant cause of, or link to illness encountered both in tropical and temperate environments.
In addition to providing detailed descriptions of these agents, this text deals with the clinical diseases they cause, their modes of acquisition, transmission and epidemiology, and their pathogenesis, diagnosis, treatment and prevention.
Features Ten-page insert with full color plates of various parasites, eggs, and life cycles provides students with real-life examples of how parasites and their associated material appear in order to facilitate their identification in the laboratory.
Life cycle drawings show progression of parasites from infancy to adult so students can recognize parasites at each stage of life.
Disease distribution maps depict the global distribution of key parasites to help students see the global impact that various parasites have. The text explores arthropods both as parasites in their own right helminth infections diagnosis and treatment as vectors or intermediate hosts for other parasites so students can understand the direct and indirect impact that they have on health. Back to top.