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Trypanosomiasis
  • Authored by: Donald Kruel
  • From the Series: Deadly Diseases and Epidemics
  • Trim Size: 6 x 9
  • ISBN-10: 0791092453
  • ISBN-13: 978-0-7910-9245-3
  • Status: In Stock
  • List Price: $34.95
  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 04/01/2007
  • Dewey Number: 616
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up
  • Pages: 136

Summary

Trypanosomiasis refers to two diseases caused by the protozoa called trypanosomes. Trypanosoma cruzi in the Americas causes Chagas' disease, affecting approximately 15 million people. Trypanosoma brucei in Africa causes African sleeping sickness, also affecting millions. This book looks at the nature of these potentially fatal parasitic diseases. Microbiologist Donald Kruel tells where trypanosomes exist and how they spread and cause illness. Separate chapters focus on the two major diseases they cause; other chapters look at their epidemiology, diagnosis, treatment, and preventive health measures.

Specifications

Full-color photographs and illustrations. Sidebars. Charts. Diagrams. Further reading. References. Glossary. Resources. Web sites. Index.

About the Author(s)

Donald Kruel has worked with microbes for 25 years. During that time his primary area has been microbiology in the medical health field. In this capacity he has helped identify the causes of a wide range of infectious diseases, including parasites, and has written technical manuals for use in hospital laboratories. He has also worked in the state of Arizona as a public health microbiologist in the parasitology and bacteriology sections, and as an environmental health specialist. After earning B.S. and M.S. degrees in the biological sciences from the State University of New York, Kruel worked for a time as a conservation biologist and continues to be interested in protection of the environment. He has also taught science at various institutions, from middle schools to community colleges, and is involved in promoting microbiology education. He lives in North Carolina.

Foreword by David Heymann, World Health Organization

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