Encyclopedia of Parasitology

Publication Type:Book
Year of Publication:2008
Series Editor:H. Mehlhorn
Series Title:Encyclopedia Parasitology
Edition:3rd
Publisher:Springer Berlin Heidelberg
City:Berlin, Heidelberg
ISBN Number:978-3-540-48994-8
Abstract:

Preface to the Third Edition by Prof. Mehlhorn

Globalization is the term of our time, and includes a daily constant and extremely rapid transportation of millions of humans and animals, plants, foods, and goods over often far distances from one region of the world to any other and back.

This, of course, has increased the likelihood of a broad and intensive import and export of parasites, their vectors and/or transmitted agents of diseases, which may give rise to the local endemics arising worldwide or even pandemics of considerable impact for human and animal health and all related economic factors. Thus there are no more tropical diseases, which can be avoided by not entering such countries. Today we have traveler’s disease, we have local zoonoses, and we have diseases due to imported animals and plants. The latter may have severe consequences in countries where such diseases had been absent up to now since the people, animals, and plants have not had the chance to develop immunity or other means of protection. An example is the Blue-tongue-virusdisease of ruminants – transmitted by ceratopogonid bloodsuckers, which in summer 2006 was apparently imported (inside game animals) from South Africa to Central Europe and has spread within a few months in the Netherlands, Belgium, Northern France, and wide regions of Germany seriously harming the rearing of cattle and sheep.

Therefore, we are aware that the knowledge in the field of parasitology – especially in transmission, diagnosis, and treatment – must be kept at a high level and up to date in order to fight a parasitosis, from wherever, as quickly and effectively as possible.

The presentation of our third edition of the Encyclopedia of Parasitology contributes to these goals in several ways. The number of keywords has been increased by about 30%, their contents include important new knowledge gained since 2001, and perception of the facts has been ameliorated by adding 20% more tables, more figures, and an even closer connection by setting more links from one keyword to another. The quick and effective finding of updated information in human, veterinary, and biological aspects of parasitology is offered by more than 40
contributors, all of whom are well-known specialists in their fields of research, and who are all active in cooperation with their governments in the daily fight against the diseases deriving from parasitic infections of all kinds.

The third edition is presented as two volumes, sorted A to Z, and in an online version, both of which make it easy for all users to obtain the needed information within a minimum of time. I am very grateful to all coauthors for their intensive, quick reviewing and serious updating of their keywords. I also wish to express my thanks to the readers of the second edition for their broad acceptance of our book, since the
complete selling of this edition made it possible to publish the present edition after such a short period. I hope that our most recent efforts are as well accepted as with the first two editions, and that the readers of our book and the users of our online version have the same benefit as the authors, when working on our parasitologic topics.

Vol 1 A - M With contributions by
H. ASPÖCK, C. BEHR, C. COMBES, A. DAUGSCHIES, J. DE BONT, G. DOBLER, J.F. DUBREMETZ, J. FREEMAN (†),
J.K. FRENKEL, A. GESSNER, M. GUSTAFSSON, W. HAAS, H. HÄNEL, O. HANSEN, A. HARDER, M. JULSING,
E.S. KANESHIRO, O. KAYSER, P. KÖHLER, W. LEHMACHER, M. LONDERSHAUSEN, U.MACKENSTEDT, A.MAULE,
H. MEHLHORN, L.H. PEREIRA DA SILVA, W. RAETHER, I. REITER-OWONA, D. RICHTER, M. RÖLLINGHOFF,
G. SCHAUB, T. SCHNIEDER, H.M. SEITZ, A.G. SMULIAN, A. SPIELMAN (†), K.D. SPINDLER, H. TARASCHEWSKI,
A.G.M. TIELENS, A. TURBERG, J. VERCRUYSSE, V. WALLDORF, W.H. WERNSDORFER

Vol 2 N-Z With contributions by
H. ASPÖCK, C. BEHR, C. COMBES, A. DAUGSCHIES, J. DE BONT, G. DOBLER, J.F. DUBREMETZ, J. FREEMAN (†),
J.K. FRENKEL, A. GESSNER, M. GUSTAFSSON, W. HAAS, H. HÄNEL, O. HANSEN, A. HARDER, M. JULSING,
E.S. KANESHIRO, O. KAYSER, P. KÖHLER, W. LEHMACHER, M. LONDERSHAUSEN, U.MACKENSTEDT, A.MAULE,
H. MEHLHORN, L.H. PEREIRA DA SILVA, W. RAETHER, I. REITER-OWONA, D. RICHTER, M. RÖLLINGHOFF,
G. SCHAUB, T. SCHNIEDER, H.M. SEITZ, A.G. SMULIAN, A. SPIELMAN (†), K.D. SPINDLER, H. TARASCHEWSKI,
A.G.M. TIELENS, A. TURBERG, J. VERCRUYSSE, V. WALLDORF, W.H. WERNSDORFER

Some pages found relevant to lice are pg 89, 418, 430, 579, 648, 652-659, 715-719, 722, 731, 1131. They may be other pages with lice info.

URL:http://link.springer.com/10.1007/978-3-540-48996-2
DOI:10.1007/978-3-540-48996-2
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