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Parasite and Disease Spread by Major Rivers on Earth

Past and Future Perspectives

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
  • Sven Klimpel

Part of the Parasitology Research Monographs book series (Parasitology Res. Monogr., volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Heinz Mehlhorn
    Pages 143-159
  3. Oranuch Sanpool, Tongjit Thanchomnang, Wanchai Maleewong, Pewpan M. Intapan
    Pages 187-203
  4. Tongjit Thanchomnang, Oranuch Sanpool, Pewpan M. Intapan, Wanchai Maleewong
    Pages 205-220
  5. Fathy Abdel-Ghaffar, Hassan M. Sobhy, Karim S. Metwaly, Sayed AbdEl-Monem, Heinz Mehlhorn
    Pages 237-277
  6. Heinz Mehlhorn, Martin Stetzkowski, Klaus-Christian Withöft
    Pages 285-298
  7. Felipe Guhl Nannetti, Juan F. Guhl Samudio
    Pages 307-327
  8. Alberto Novaes Ramos Jr, Marta Cristhiany Cunha Pinheiro, Sharmênia Araújo Soares Nuto, Edenilo Baltazar Barreira Filho, Jorg Heukelbach
    Pages 329-365
  9. K. G. Alt, S. Emde, J. Kochmann, D. D. Doerge, S. Klimpel
    Pages 383-393
  10. Bernd Sures, Milen Nachev, Daniel Grabner
    Pages 409-429

About this book


Rivers are the “blood vessels” of all living organisms on earth – they live in the water, drink the water or use it to spread into new regions in order to avoid overcrowding in specific locations. Since the early beginnings of human life on earth, riverbanks have been used as settlement sites, to provide food and for transport. However, since the oldest human cultures many agents of diseases have also spread along these rivers. Written by leading international parasitologists and physicians, this book discusses the involvement of rivers in the spread of diseases, but also their contributions to the development and destruction of human cultures. Examining past and current data, it shows how important and vulnerable river regions are and how they are increasingly endangered by pollution.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
    • 1
  • Sven Klimpel
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of ParasitologyHeinrich Heine UniversityDüsseldorfGermany
  2. 2.Institute of Ecology, Evolution and Diversity, Senckenberg Biodiversity and Climate Research Centre (SBiK-F), Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung (SGN)Goethe University (GU)Frankfurt am MainGermany

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