Parasitic Diseases

For more information, visit the Parasitic Diseases Page of the Disease Prevention and Control Area of the Pan American Health Organization.



Programa de pequeños subsidios en enfermedades tropicales: Informes finales 1995-2004
El Programa especial de investigación y capacitación en enfermedades tropicales, coordinada por la OMS, brinda pequeñas subvenciones para proyectos de investigación en enfermedades tropicales, las cuales están coordinadas por el Programa de Investigaciones en Enfermedades Transmisibles de la OPS. Este libro contiene 32 informes finales de los proyectos financiados, dividido en secciones sobre malaria, dengue, leishmaniasis, lepra, filariasis, enfermedad de Chagas y tuberculosis.(31/Dec/2006)
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Priorities in Health
Two overarching themes emerge from the extensive research and analyses in this World Bank publication: (1) Current resources can yield substantial health gains if knowledge of cost-effective interventions were applied more fully. (2) Additional resources are needed in low-income countries to minimize the glaring inequities in health care. Increased resources would provide highly-effective interventions, expand research, and extend basic health coverage to more people. WHO contributed to this publication.(3/Apr/2006)
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Deworming for Health and Development
More than two billion people around the world live with unrelenting illness due to intestinal parasites. Parasitic infections deprive the poorest of the poor of health and well-being, slow their economic progress and contribute to social marginalization. However, this situation need not continue. The optimum use of safety-tested anthelminthic drugs that are now of low cost and high quality means that we can reduce and control worm-induced illness. This link is to the full-text Report of the Third Global Meeting of the Partners for Parasite Control, held in Geneva 29-30 November 2004.(30/Nov/2004)
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Zoonoses and Communicable Diseases Common to Man and Animals, 3rd edition. Vol. III Parasitoses
This edition, published for the first time in three volumes, covers:

Volume I. Bacterioses and Mycoses
Volume II. Chlamydioses, Rickettsioses, and Viroses
Volume III. Parasitoses

This series provides a detailed overview of the most important historic and emerging zoonotic diseases, such as Ebola hemorrhagic fever, foot-and-mouth disease, influenza, giardiasis, Japanese encephalitis, shigellosis, spongiform encephalopathies, and West Nile fever, with information ranging from their first appearance and most important outbreaks to the latest scientific knowledge of the diseases and their causative agents. (8/Sep/2003)
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