Parasitic Zoonoses

The book “Parasitic Zoonoses” emphasizes a veterinary and public health perspective of zoonotic parasites. This book is suitable for higher undergraduate and graduate students of zoonoses and public health, veterinary parasitology, parasite epidemiology; public health workers; public health veterinarians; field veterinarians, medical professionals and all others interested in the subject. More than 15 protozoa and 50 other parasitic diseases are zoonotic in nature and all these diseases have been discussed in detail. The first chapter is concerned with classification of zoonotic parasites, food borne, vector borne and occupation related zoonotic parasites. The remaining chapters cover etiology, epidemiology, life cycle, transmission, clinical signs, diagnosis, prevention and control of zoonotic parasites. The text is illustrated with a large number of coloured figures. An alphabetical bibliography for every disease has also been included so that readers have access to further information.

  • The epidemiology of each zoonotic disease is described alongside the strategies for prevention and control
  • All parasitic zoonoses have been classified and discussed based on etiological agents, transmission cycle, reservoir hosts and principal hosts
  • Parasitic zoonoses have also been discussed  by classifying them as food borne, vector borne and occupational parasitic zoonoses
  • Coloured photographs and line diagrams have been used to depict the parasites, providing visual appeal

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