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The parasites of man

In the course of globalization, in which containers and people are transported from one continent to another, pathogens or disease carriers land in Europe every day and can spread quickly. It is therefore necessary to keep the knowledge of the transmission routes from parasites to humans up to date and to limit the dangers of introduction and spread in good time.

This book provides an up-to-date overview of the most important indigenous and tropical parasites in humans and their potential vectors. It is aimed at doctors, pharmacists, laboratory staff and students of human medicine and biology, but also at everyone who wants to find out more about preventive and control measures. Information on the individual parasites is presented in 11 sections in a compressed form:

1. Naming - 2. Worldwide distribution and epidemiological data - 3. Life cycles and appearance - 4. Symptoms of the disease - 5. Diagnostic options - 6. Infection routes - 7. Preventive measures - 8. Incubation periods - 9. Times until further transmission - 10. Duration an infestation - 11. Therapeutic measures

The most important aspects of a parasite infestation as well as the current control measures are shown in tables, numerous schemes and 200 colored illustrations. Questions also help to check your own knowledge.


Malaria Parasites Parasitology Parasitology Sleeping sickness

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1. ParasitologyHeinrich-Heine-Universität DüsseldorfDüsseldorfGermany

About the authors

Prof. Dr. Heinz Flour horn has been dealing with the transmission routes and the control of parasites for 40 years. He has written over 20 books, 250 original publications on these topics and received 22 patents on antiparasitic drugs, which he founded in 2000 to convert them into products. As a university lecturer, he trained numerous biologists, physicians and veterinarians in many events. He also tries to objectify public discussions about parasite dangers in television and radio broadcasts, because fear has always been a bad teacher.

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