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The Parasite Chronicles

My Lifelong Odyssey Among the Parasites that Cause Human Disease


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About this book


This book introduces the reader to the fascinating world of parasites that cause human disease. It is written in a first-person style relating anecdotes and personal encounters of parasites by the author. It tells stories about exotic parasites diseases, interesting factoids about the life history of unusual parasites species, and strange ways in which humans can become infected. However this is also a serious topic, as there is increasing movement of populations and goods occurring in a globalized world, resulting in previously exotic parasites being brought into new regions of the world. This book about parasite infections will be of interest to business travelers and tourists alike, and the book discusses simple common sense ways to avoid them.


Parasites Infections Diseases Tropical Emerging Elephantiasis Nematodes Trematodes Foodborne infections Globalization Exotic diseases

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  1. 1.College of Public HealthUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA

About the authors

B.H. Kwa, BS 1968 and MS 1971, Australian National University; Ph.D. 1977 University of Malaya.  Associate Professor, University of Malaya, Malaysia, 1972-1986.  Nuffield Fellow, Imperial College, London, England, 1976-77.  W.H.O. Visiting Scientist and Visiting Fellow in Tropical Public Health, Harvard School of Public Health, 1984.  Assistant Professor 1986-1994 Associate Professor 1994-2000 and Professor 2000- present, College of Public Health, University of South Florida.  Awarded USF College of Public Health Distinguished Teaching Award, 1998.  Fulbright Fellow and Visiting Professor, USM Penang, Malaysia, 1998-1999. Chair of the Department of Environmental and Occupational Health USF, 2002-2004. Founding Chair of Department of Global Health USF, 2004-2012.  Currently Professor of Global Health and Associate Dean for International Programs at the College of Public Health, University of South Florida, Tampa, Florida.

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