Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation

You are looking at 1-11 of 11 items

  • Keywords: schistosomiasis x
Clear All Modify Search

View:

Parasite wars

Julian C. Knight

in Human Genetic Diversity: Functional Consequences for Health and Disease

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
September 2009
ISBN:
9780199227693
eISBN:
9780191711015
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199227693.003.0013
Subject:
Biology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

In this chapter the impact on human genetic diversity of the major selective pressures exerted by parasitic diseases such as malaria are reviewed. Ethnic groups showing different levels of resistance ... More


HIV-Specific Synergies

Eileen Stillwaggon

in AIDS and the Ecology of Poverty

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
February 2006
ISBN:
9780195169270
eISBN:
9780199783427
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195169271.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Public and Welfare

This chapter explains the biological synergies of malnutrition, parasitic and infectious diseases, and immune response that are specific to HIV transmission, and widespread among poor populations in ... More


Disease, Quarantine, and Racial Categories in the Gezira Irrigation Scheme

Heather Bell

in Frontiers of Medicine in the Anglo-Egyptian Sudan, 1899–1940

Published in print:
1999
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198207498
eISBN:
9780191677694
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207498.003.0004
Subject:
History, World Modern History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

The Gezira irrigation scheme highlights the complicated relationships between medicine, capital, and the health of labour. The need to protect the Gezira from disease infection dominated inter-war ... More


Farewell to the God of Plague: Chairman Mao's Campaign to Deworm China

Miriam Gross

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288836
eISBN:
9780520963641
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288836.001.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

Few public-health paradigms are as important or enduring as the Maoist primary-health-care medical model. It not only inspired the World Health Organization’s policies toward primary health care but ... More


Gender, Behavior, and Health: Schistosomiasis Transmission and Control in Rural Egypt

Samiha El Katsha and Susan Watts

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774247286
eISBN:
9781617970245
Item type:
book
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774247286.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

An estimated 200 million people in the world suffer from schistosomiasis (bilharzia), and according to the World Health Organization it ranks second behind malaria in terms of socioeconomic and ... More


Overview

Samiha El Katsha

in Gender, Behavior, and Health: Schistosomiasis Transmission and Control in Rural Egypt

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774247286
eISBN:
9781617970245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774247286.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

A parasitic disease transmitted through human activities taking place in or near canals, slow-moving streams, and lakes in tropical and subtropical countries is known as schistosomiasis. When ... More


Community-based Approaches to Schistosomiasis Control

Samiha El Katsha

in Gender, Behavior, and Health: Schistosomiasis Transmission and Control in Rural Egypt

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
September 2011
ISBN:
9789774247286
eISBN:
9781617970245
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774247286.003.0012
Subject:
Political Science, International Relations and Politics

Local people's awareness and concern about schistosomiasis posses to meet the community's need. Health promotion is a useful concept which brings together the various strands involved in ... More


Houdini’s Nefarious Cousins: The Trypanosomes, the Schistosomes, and the Lymphatic Filariae

Dickson D. Despommier and William C. Campbell

in People, Parasites, and Plowshares: Learning From Our Body's Most Terrifying Invaders

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780231161947
eISBN:
9780231535267
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Columbia University Press
DOI:
10.7312/columbia/9780231161947.003.0003
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter describes the transmission and proliferation of trypanosomes, the schistosomes, and the lymphatic filariae in the body of their hosts. Trypanosomes are single-celled organisms ... More


Introduction

Miriam Gross

in Farewell to the God of Plague: Chairman Mao's Campaign to Deworm China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288836
eISBN:
9780520963641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288836.003.0001
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter introduces the life cycle and symptoms of snail fever. After briefly describing earlier work to survey and control snail fever during the republican era (1911–1949), it explores the ... More


Chairman Mao Weighs In: The High Politics of the Campaign

Miriam Gross

in Farewell to the God of Plague: Chairman Mao's Campaign to Deworm China

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520288836
eISBN:
9780520963641
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520288836.003.0002
Subject:
History, Asian History

This chapter provides an overview of the snail-fever campaign from the perspective of top leadership (1949–1976). It discovers why Chairman Mao and the CCP focused on this globally neglected rural ... More


Ecological control of schistosomiasis in Sub-Saharan Africa: restoration of predator-prey dynamics to reduce transmission

Isabel Jones, Andrea Lund, Gilles Riveau, Nicolas Jouanard, Raphael A. Ndione, Susanne H. Sokolow, and Giulio A. De Leo

in Ecology and Evolution of Infectious Diseases: pathogen control and public health management in low-income countries

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
August 2018
ISBN:
9780198789833
eISBN:
9780191831508
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198789833.003.0015
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology, Evolutionary Biology / Genetics

Human modification of the landscape can increase the transmission of schistosomiasis, a snail-borne parasitic infection prevalent in Sub-Saharan Africa. The construction of dams and irrigation ... More


View: