Neglected Tropical Diseases - Latin America and the Caribbean

  • Carlos Franco-Paredes
  • José Ignacio Santos-Preciado

Part of the Neglected Tropical Diseases book series (NTD)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-viii
  2. Oscar Noya, Naftale Katz, Jean Pierre Pointier, André Theron, Belkisyolé Alarcón de Noya
    Pages 11-43
  3. Anis Rassi Jr, Anis Rassi, Jose Antonio Marin-Neto
    Pages 45-71
  4. Soraya Gaze, Lilian L. Bueno, Ricardo T. Fujiwara
    Pages 73-87
  5. Alfonso J. Rodriguez-Morales, Adrián Bolívar-Mejía, Camila Alarcón-Olave, Lauren S. Calvo-Betancourt
    Pages 89-111
  6. Julio Vladimir Cruz-Chan, Jesus Valenzuela, Eric Dumonteil
    Pages 113-128
  7. S. Mas-Coma, M. A. Valero, M. D. Bargues
    Pages 129-154
  8. Mario A. Rodríguez-Pérez, Edgar E. Lara-Ramírez, Olga Real-Najarro, Thomas R. Unnasch
    Pages 155-173
  9. Carlos Franco-Paredes, Anna Hare, Carlos del Rio
    Pages 175-184
  10. Ciro Maguiña, Eduardo Gotuzzo
    Pages 185-202
  11. Hugo Lopez-Gatell, Mauricio Hernandez-Avila, Juan E. Hernández Avila, Celia M. Alpuche-Aranda
    Pages 203-224
  12. Jaime R. Torres
    Pages 225-232

About this book


This book addresses the major neglected tropical diseases (NTDs) – based on their prevalence and the years of healthy life lost to disability – in Latin American and Caribbean countries. These include Chagas disease, leishmaniasis, hookworm infection, and other soil-transmitted helminth infections, followed by dengue, schistosomiasis, leishmaniasis, leprosy, cysticercosis, bartonellosis, Plasmodium vivax malaria, and onchocerciasis. Topics like disease burden, major manifestations and approaches to the control and elimination of NTDs in Latin America and the Caribbean are discussed in detail. As such, the book will be of general interest to basic researchers and clinicians engaged in infectious disease, tropical medicine, and parasitology, and a must-have for scientists specialized in the characteristics of this region of the world.​


Caribbean Latin America epidemiology infectious diseases neglected tropical diseases

Editors and affiliations

  • Carlos Franco-Paredes
    • 1
  • José Ignacio Santos-Preciado
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Infectious DiseasesHospital Infantil de México, Federico GómezMéxico D.F.Mexico
  2. 2.Unidad de Medicina Experimental, Facultad de MedicinaUniversidad Nacional Autónoma de MéxicoMéxico D.F.Mexico

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