We, the human are the host of many parasites, which cause major public health problems, untold suffering and death. Thus, three major groups of parasites—protozoa (flagellates, amoebas, and malarial parasites), helminthes (flukes, tapeworms, and roundworms), and arthropods (insects and arachnids) have been discussed with suitable illustrations. Morphology, lifecycle, mode of transmission, incidence, symptoms, diagnosis, and prevention of medically important parasites have been discussed in light of recent researches. In addition, the chapters, namely, the Evolutionary Aspects of Hosts and Parasites and Present Trends of Parasitic Importance add further value to the book.
The book has been written for the undergraduate and postgraduate students of Zoology and other Life Sciences disciplines. In addition, the medical students, public health workers and health professionals also find this text useful.
• Diagrammatical presentation of life cycle of parasites. • Suitably illustrated text.
• Discusses the food-borne, water-borne and vector-borne parasitic diseases.
• Contains glossary of important terms.
NEW! Quick Quizzes, or periodic self-assessments, are included in each chapter to assess your knowledge.
NEW! Student resources on the Evolve companion website feature additional case studies, interactive quizzes, and a veterinary parasitology reference guide.
NEW! Focusing In boxes and Looking Back boxes, offer helpful chapter introductions and chapter summaries respectively.