North American Parasitic Zoonoses provides a concise and useful review of essential information about parasitic zoonotic diseases. Key topics include:
-Etiology/ Natural History: Account of taxonomy, morphology as necessary for identification, and life cycles; -Epidemiology: Global prevalence and prevalence in North America among various demographic groups in both human and non-human hosts. Consideration of primary risk factors associated with transmission; - Pathogenesis. - Diagnostic tests; - Treatment and control measures: Current drug(s) of choice, contraindications, and procedures utilized in the treatment of human infection. Consideration of practical steps to be taken in the prevention of transmission; - Recent Advances and Contemporary Challenges: A discussion of the most exciting contemporary areas of research concerning each disease with recommendations for future avenues of study. North American Parasitic Zoonoses, volume six of "World Class Parasites", is written for researchers, students, veterinarians, physicians and scholars who enjoy reading research that has a major impact on human health, or agricultural productivity, and against which we have no satisfactory defense. It is intended to supplement more formal texts that cover taxonomy, life cycles, morphology, vector distribution, symptoms and treatment. It integrates vector, pathogen and host biology and celebrates the diversity of approach that comprises modern parasitological research.