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An Appraisal of the Status of Chagas Disease in the United States

An Appraisal of the Status of Chagas Disease in the United States
  • Author : Rodrigo Zeledon
  • Publsiher : Elsevier
  • Release : 07 March 2021
  • ISBN : 012397268X
  • Pages : 102 pages
  • Rating : 4/5 from 21 ratings
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This title critically reviews old and new literature, help to create greater awareness of the disease in the US and helps in the evaluation of certain epidemiological and public health issues. During the first half of the 20th century, Chagas disease was assumed to be absent from the U.S. and considered an exotic disease, until the first two indigenous cases were discovered, almost simultaneously, in Texas, 1955. Since that time four indigenous cases have been documented in several places in the country. Although the disease is still considered uncommon in the US, this disease is not longer an exclusive Latin American illness. Physicians in the US are often unaware of the characteristics of the diseases, and are likely overlooking locally acquired cases. The influx of an estimated 300,000 Latin American immigrants with the Chagas parasite means that there is an urgent need for physicians and public health officials to become aware. Helps to create greater awareness of Chagas disease in the USA Helps to evaluate epidemiological and public health issues Facilitates accurate and necessary future public health interventions


An Appraisal of the Status of Chagas Disease in the United States

An Appraisal of the Status of Chagas Disease in the United States
  • Author : Rodrigo Zeledon,Charles B. Beard,J. C. Pinto Dias
  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 07 March 2021
GET THIS BOOKAn Appraisal of the Status of Chagas Disease in the United States

This title critically reviews old and new literature, help to create greater awareness of the disease in the US and helps in the evaluation of certain epidemiological and public health issues. During the first half of the 20th century, Chagas disease was assumed to be absent from the U.S. and considered an exotic disease, until the first two indigenous cases were discovered, almost simultaneously, in Texas, 1955. Since that time four indigenous cases have been documented in several places in




American Trypanosomiasis Chagas Disease

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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 18 January 2017
GET THIS BOOKAmerican Trypanosomiasis Chagas Disease

American Trypanosomiasis, Chagas Disease: One Hundred Years of Research, Second Edition, provides a comprehensive overview of Chagas disease and discusses the latest discoveries concerning the three elements that compose the transmission chain of the disease, the host, the insect vectors, and the causative parasite. In addition, new insights on the molecular biology and diagnostics of Chagas diseases, the persistence of infections in the host, and the interaction of the parasite and host metabolism are now included in this new and


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  • Publisher : Elsevier
  • Release : 03 September 2010
GET THIS BOOKAmerican Trypanosomiasis

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  • Author : Veeranoot Nissapatorn,Helieh S. Oz
  • Publisher : BoD – Books on Demand
  • Release : 12 September 2018
GET THIS BOOKChagas Disease

This book contains 11 chapters of significant and updated materials on what we know and what we lack and need in better understanding of Trypanosoma cruzi - a parasite that never dies - and the consequences of Chagas disease as one of the most important neglected parasitic diseases threatening the global health and wellbeing. This book is intended to increase the readers' enthusiasm to explore the four sections of the contents: Section 1 begins with biochemistry, pathophysiology, histo-immunological study, and findings to


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  • Author : Anonim
  • Publisher : Pan Amer Health Org
  • Release : 07 March 1994
GET THIS BOOKChagas' Disease and the Nervous System

This publication presents an up-to-date and in-depth review of the effects of Chargas' disease on the nervous system, highlighting the alterations seen in patients as well as the mechanisms by which the pathology is produced. Following an overview of the public health problems posed by Chagas' disease (also knows as American trypanosomiasis) and how they are being addressed, the book describes studies of specific alterations in autonomic, peripheral, and central nervous functios produced by chagasic infection in humans, including childre






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  • Publisher : John Wiley & Sons
  • Release : 05 December 2001
GET THIS BOOKPrinciples and Practice of Clinical Parasitology

A comprehensive account of protozoan and metozoan diseases in modern clinical practice, with orientation towards clinical management of parasitic infections. In the past, parasitology was considered as an obscure subject of little relevance to the majority of clinicians and microbiologists. Over the last decade, however, much has happened to change this, not least the explosion in foreign travel This textbook is the forth in the Principles and Practice series, providing an expansive and detailed coverage of clinical microbiology. It has


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  • Publisher : Saunders
  • Release : 07 March 2021
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The first single-volume, comprehensive guide to caring for immigrant patient populations, this book synthesizes the most practical and clinically relevant information and presents it in an easy-to-access format, making it an invaluable reference for front-line clinicians and other healthcare professionals, public health officials, and policy makers.


Fundamentals of Anorectal Surgery

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GET THIS BOOKFundamentals of Anorectal Surgery

Filled with over 300 detailed illustrations, this text is "gold standard" for information on disorders of the anus and rectum. This 2nd Edition has been extensively revised and updated to include new chapters on minimally invasive surgery, physiologic testing and nursing considerations. The only book devoted totally to the subject, it is the definitive work on anorectal surgery.