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Nature Has All the Answers. What’s Your Question?

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/9780231161947.003.0008
Subject:
Public Health and Epidemiology, Public Health

This chapter examines the life cycle of Onchocerca volvulus. Onchocerca volvulus is a nematode that causes onchocerciasis or “river blindness.” The life cycle of this parasite begins when an infected ... More


Disease Eradication in the 21st Century: Implications for Global Health

Stephen L. Cochi and Walter R. Dowdle (eds)

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016735
eISBN:
9780262304207
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016735.001.0001
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

Disease eradication represents the ultimate in global equity and the definitive outcome of good public health practice. Thirty years ago, the elimination of smallpox defined disease eradication as a ... More


Onchocerciasis: From Control to Possible Eradication

Adrian Hopkins

in Disease Eradication in the 21st Century: Implications for Global Health

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262016735
eISBN:
9780262304207
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262016735.003.0004
Subject:
Biology, Disease Ecology / Epidemiology

Onchocerciasis is a skin disease characterized by intense itching and the presence of filaria in the skin of those infected, and which is also associated with blindness. This chapter discusses the ... More


Infectious Diseases and Hiv

Nigel Lane, Louise Powter, and Sam Patel (eds)

in Best of Five MCQs for the Acute Medicine SCE

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199680269
eISBN:
9780191918360
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199680269.003.0016
Subject:
Clinical Medicine and Allied Health, Professional Development in Medicine

A 22-year-old woman returned two months ago from a four-week trip to Kenya. She took mefloquine as antimalarial prophylaxis, which she stopped on return to the UK, and was up to date with ... More


Demographic Pressure and Institutional Change: Village-Level Response to Rural Population Growth in Burkina Faso

Margaret S. McMillan, William A. Masters, and Harounan Kazianga

in African Successes, Volume I: Government and Institutions

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780226316222
eISBN:
9780226316369
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226316369.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Development, Growth, and Environmental

This paper uses historical census data from Burkina Faso to characterize local demographic pressures, including population shocks associated with internal migration after disease eradication in river ... More


The Perils of Primaxin

Eugene H. Cordes

in Hallelujah Moments: Tales of Drug Discovery

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199337149
eISBN:
9780197562864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199337149.003.0013
Subject:
Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry

The Perils of Pauline is a 1914 film serial in 20 episodes. In each episode, a villain, perhaps a pirate, menaces Pauline, played by Pearl White. In each episode, Pauline seems certain to meet her ... More


Avermectins: Molecules of Life Battle Parasites

Eugene H. Cordes

in Hallelujah Moments: Tales of Drug Discovery

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780199337149
eISBN:
9780197562864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199337149.003.0014
Subject:
Chemistry, Medicinal Chemistry

These are the words of Dr. William C. Campbell, hereinafter known as Bill. Bill was Merck’s leading authority on parasitic diseases. He played the leading role in the discovery of the greatest ... More


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