This book provides an overview on the major neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) occurring in Sub-Saharan Africa, such as Leishmaniasis, Buruli Ulcer and Schistosomiasis. In well-structured chapters epidemiology and biology of these parasitic diseases will be discussed in detail. Further, diagnostics and therapeutic approaches as well as prevention strategies will be reviewed. The book will be of interest to basic researchers and clinicians engaged in infectious disease, tropical medicine, and parasitology, and a must-have for scientists specialized in the characteristics of the Sub-Saharan region.
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Table of ContentsBuruli Ulcer.- Dracunculiasis (guinea-worm disease).- Human African trypanosomiasis (Sleeping sickness).- Leishmaniasis.- Leprosy (Hansen disease).- Lymphatic filariasis.- Onchocerciasis (River blindness).- Schistosomiasis (Bilharziasis).- Soil transmitted helminthiases.- Trachoma.- Yaws (Endemic treponematoses).- Vector Control and NTDs.- Social and economic impact of NTDs.- The role of Health Systems in the control of NTDs.