Neglected Tropical Diseases - East Asia

  • Jürg Utzinger
  • Peiling Yap
  • Martin Bratschi
  • Peter Steinmann

Part of the Neglected Tropical Diseases book series (NTD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-v
  2. Peter Steinmann, Peiling Yap, Martin Bratschi, Jürg Utzinger
    Pages 1-12
  3. Thomas Fürst, Puangrat Yongvanit, Narong Khuntikeo, Zhao-Rong Lun, Juanita A. Haagsma, Paul R. Torgerson et al.
    Pages 13-38
  4. W. Cairns S. Smith
    Pages 39-64
  5. Annelies Wilder-Smith, Tanu Chawla, Eng Eong Ooi
    Pages 65-84
  6. Michael Marks, Oriol Mitjà
    Pages 85-103
  7. Monique Léchenne, Tenzin Tenzin, Mary Elizabeth Miranda, Jakob Zinsstag
    Pages 105-127
  8. Katarina Stete, Xiao-Nong Zhou, Li-Guang Tian, Matthias C. Mueller
    Pages 129-148
  9. Tarun Bhatnagar, Prabhdeep Kaur, Vasanthapuram Kumaraswami
    Pages 149-173

About this book


Neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) are a group of diseases frequently found in impoverished communities in tropical and sub-tropical countries. The risk for many of the NTDs is high in both deprived urban and rural areas of East Asia. Adapted to the endemic settings and characteristics of the diseases, a range of tools and strategies are currently being rolled out for the large-scale control of many NTDs. Both vector control measures and community sensitization programmes have for example been used to control dengue in urbanized settings. Challenges posed by yaws and lymphatic filariasis are being addressed by mass drug administration, while rabies requires the involvement of the veterinary public health sector for disease control. For leprosy, an elimination target has been defined; however, achieving this goal remains a considerable challenge. Food-borne trematodiases, on the other hand, are emerging and require a deeper understanding of its burden in East Asia and how these diseases can be tackled in a cost-effective manner. Finally, factors, such as an increase of non-communicable diseases due to changing lifestyles which accompany economic growth, the spreading HIV epidemic as well as climate change and the occurrence of natural disasters can potentially affect the epidemiology and control of NTDs. This volume discusses the mentioned topics in detail with contributions by experts in the respective research areas from different working environments.


One Health climate change infectious disease control regional disease burden veterinary public health

Editors and affiliations

  • Jürg Utzinger
    • 1
  • Peiling Yap
    • 2
  • Martin Bratschi
    • 3
  • Peter Steinmann
    • 4
  1. 1.Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and University of BaselBaselSwitzerland
  2. 2.Institute of Infectious Disease and Epidemiology, Tan Tock Seng HospitalSingaporeSingapore
  3. 3.Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and University of BaselBaselSwitzerland
  4. 4.Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute and University of BaselBaselSwitzerland

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