Journey through the World of Malaria


Series: Allergies and Infectious Diseases
BISAC: MED022000

Our understanding of the pathogenic mechanisms of the malaria parasite has accumulated over the years with the advent of genomic knowledge playing a crucial role. Although great strides have been made in the field of malaria research, malaria still remains one of the most important public health issues in the world. Years ago, malaria was eradicated in some countries but global warming is playing a part in the spectacular re-emergence of malaria in some of these countries. There is still no effective vaccine, although some research has provided interesting data and anti-malaria drug resistance is the time bomb that has the potential of detonating the field of malaria research. Funder fatigue is now derailing the progress made over the years, which makes the field of malaria research look a bit gloomy.

This book reviews the most important findings associated with malaria research over the last couple of years with a timely overview. The topics covered include historical perspectives of the field of malariology, life cycle of the parasite, recent advances in the epidemiology of malaria, pathogenesis with sub topics such as the parasite and immune system, virulence factors and clinical manifestations analyzed in detail. The updated antimalarial drug treatment, development and resistance are also discussed in detail. Finally, the social and economic burdens of malaria are looked at and various potential control strategies are put forward. This book will be essential to everyone interested in infectious diseases. (Imprint: Nova Biomedical )

Table of Contents

Table of Contents



Chapter 1 – Introduction: History and Classification (pp. 1-16)

Chapter 2 – The Malaria Parasite and Its Life Cycle (pp. 17-24)

Chapter 3 – Recent Advances in the Epidemiology of Human Malaria (pp. 25-34)

Chapter 4 – Pathogenesis and Clinical Features of Malaria Infection (pp. 35-58)

Chapter 5 – Update in Malaria Treatment and Resistance (pp. 59-82)

Chapter 6 – Malaria Control (pp. 83-114)

About this Book

About the Author



“The book, <i>Journey through the World of Malaria</i>, is passionately written, and one of the few publications rooted in a disease endemic country. The book is comprehensively covering all aspects of malariology from history to future prospects (control and elimination) and pathogenesis to epidemiology. It is trying to address recent developments in the field of malaria and includes sections on emerging drug resistance and vaccine development. The section on diagnosis is a bit limited and does not include novel approaches such a molecularly biology. The nicely illustrated book has an extensive bibliography for further reading and reference. It is well designed for MSc and PhD students (Biology/Medicine) and all those who are interested in Malaria. It is a great resource for those who are teaching in the field of infectious diseases, and malaria in particular. Be a curious traveler and go on this exciting trip in the World of Malaria.” – <strong>Dr. Henk Schallig, Royal Tropical Institute, Amsterdam, The Netherlands</strong>

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Audience: Infectious Diseases Specialist, Microbiologists, Physicians, Allied Health Workers, Policy Makers

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