A Handbook on Geohelminths

Nicholas J. Kavana
Senior Lecturer in Parasitology and Medical Entomology, St. Francis University College of Health and Allied Sciences, Ifakara, Tanzania.

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Book Details

Editor

Nicholas J. Kavana

Pages

73

Publisher

Book Publisher International

Language

English

ISBN-13 (15)

978-93-91595-46-3 (Print)
978-93-91595-47-0 (eBook)

Published

August 05, 2021

About The Author / Editor

Nicholas J. Kavana

Senior Lecturer in Parasitology and Medical Entomology, St. Francis University College of Health and Allied Sciences, Ifakara, Tanzania.

This book of Geohelminths (Soil-transmitted helminthiasis) is perhaps the most practical, covering the life-cycles, laboratory diagnosis, treatment and preventive methods. Ascaris lumbricoides, Ancylostoma duodenale, Necator americanus and Trichuris trichiura constitute the major soil-transmitted helminth (STH) infections. An additional species, less widely distributed and less restricted to soil-transmission, is Strongyloides stercoralis. Diseases due to these infections are recognized as a serious public health problem wherever suitable environmental conditions co-exist with poor sanitation and hygiene.

This book has been prepared as handout for Medical Students, with special emphasis on soil-transmitted helminthiasis. The book aims to provide users a good practical knowledge on the common intestinal helminthic infections of man particularly those caused by the soil-transmitted group.

It is believed that students will appreciate a book that presents the essential information in a readable, interesting, and varied format.

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