Water and Health

Water and Health

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“Water and Health” strengthens the dynamic relationship between human health and water. The book has the potential to ignite our minds about several water-related diseases due to biological and chemical contamination, and to their high-end solutions. The contents are original, comprehensive and highly informative, and gradually take the reader around the component most important to his or her quality life, and not just existence. The book is set in social, scientific and economic dimensions, and is a must read for all those who cherish and celebrate human life and dignity.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9788132228691
Publisher: Springer India
Publication date: 08/23/2016
Edition description: Softcover reprint of the original 1st ed. 2014
Pages: 404
Product dimensions: 7.01(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Professor Prati Pal Singh, Ph. D., a renowned educationalist, microbiologist, biotechnologist and neuroimmunopharmacologist, has made important contributions to the treatment of malaria, tuberculosis, leishmaniasis and amoebiasis; he conceptualized/reported opiates as a new class of drugs. He has over 250 publications including in Nature Medicine, books and international patents, and has supervised over 37 Ph. D./M. S. students. Prof. Singh is on Editorial Board of Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology, USA and has been the Editor-in-Chief of Journal of Parasitic Diseases. Prof. Singh has been elected F. N. A. Sc., and F. A. M. I., and awarded The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health Award and Tulasbai Somani Award. Prof. Singh is internationally recognized, has been a co-investigator in an Indo-EU project on tuberculosis, and has traveled widely abroad for lectures/meetings. He has been Member/Chairman of committees of ICMR and other organizations.

Professor V. P. Sharma, D. Phil., D. Sc, is the Founder Director of the National Institute of Malaria Research, India. He is Fellow of three science and medical academies of India and the third world academy of sciences. He has 40 years of research experience in vector biology and malaria and has published 400 scientific papers, books, video programmes etc. He has held the esteemed office of the President, The National Academy of Sciences, India. He has served International Organizations and currently he is advisor to WHO on malaria. He is the recipient of various prestigious awards of which few are: Padma Shree, WHO Darling Foundation prize, ICMR’s BR Ambedkar and MOT Iyanger, Ranbaxy, FICCI, Green Scientist, OP Bhasin and Vasvik awards. Dr. Sharma is Meghnad Saha Distinguished Fellow of NASI at CRDT, Indian Institute of Technology, New Delhi.

Table of Contents

1.Dengue: a water-related mosquito-borne disease.- 2.Water, environmental surveillance and molecular epidemiology of poliovirus in India.- 3.Hepatitis A and E in potable water: a threat to health.- 4.Waterborne viral gastroenteritis: an introduction to common agents.- 5.Cholera and drinking water.-6.Typhoid fever and water.- 7.Shigellosis: an emerging water-related public health problem.- 8.Campylobacteriosis and water: an overview.- 9.Pathogenic mycobacteria and water.- 10.Water, mosquitoes and malaria.- 11.Water, amoebiasis and public health.-12.Cyclosporiasis: an emerging potential threat for water contamination.- 13.Neurocycticercosis: an emerging waterborne parasitic disease of public health importance.- 14.Human cryptosporidiosis and drinking water: looking beyond HIV.- 15.Water and food borne trematodiases in humans.- 16.Water and lymphatic filariasis.- 17.Recent update on echinococcosis and water.- 18.Ascariasis and water: an overview.- 19.Soil-transmitted helminths and water.-Water and chemicals.- 20.Water quality issues needing technological interventions: sustainable availability for all.- 21.Pollution of aqueous matrices with pharmaceuticals.-22.Pesticide toxicity, water and health.- 23.Water quality and health issues in southwest parts of Punjab state, India.- 24.Groundwater chemical contamination: the implication for human health.

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