Editor: Fabrizio Bruschi

Series Title: Frontiers in Parasitology

Water-borne Protozoa in Humans

Volume 2

eBook: US $39 Special Offer (PDF + Printed Copy): US $138
Printed Copy: US $119
Library License: US $156
ISSN: 2542-4211 (Print)
ISSN: 2542-422X (Online)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-434-3 (Print)
ISBN: 978-1-68108-433-6 (Online)
Year of Publication: 2017
DOI: 10.2174/97816810843361170201


Several parasites are able to spread diseases through contaminated water. While the spread of diseases through contaminated water appears to have a greater correlation with a lack of access to clean water in low income populations in developing countries, there have been outbreaks of water-borne diseases in developed countries. Therefore, addressing water-borne diseases is a major public health concern worldwide. Water-borne Protozoa in Humans is a guide to protozoan infections linked to contaminated water.

Each chapter of this monograph covers the history, morphology, life cycle, global epidemiology, risk factors, immunology, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment and perspectives of control for each relevant protozoan parasite that can be found in contaminated water. These include Giardia duodenalis, Cryptosporidium, Free-living amoebae, Entamoeba histolytica/dispar and other pathogenic intestinal amoebae, Cystoisospora belli, cyclospora, microsporidia, and Blastocystis hominis.

This monograph is suitable for a broad readership which includes medical students, parasitologists, clinical microbiologists, epidemiologists, environmental health and water safety technicians, and public health personnel.

Indexed in: BIOSIS Previews, Book Citation Index, EBSCO, Zoological Record.


- Pp. i-ii (2)
Maria Elena Bottazzi
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- Pp. iii
Fabrizio Bruschi
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List of Contributors

- Pp. iv-v (2)
Fabrizio Bruschi
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Blastocystis spp.

- Pp. 3-24 (22)
Ildebrando Patamia, Marco Giuseppe Prato
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Cryptosporidium and Cryptosporidiosis

- Pp. 25-67 (43)
Simone M. Cacciò, Fabio Tosini
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Cyclospora cayetanensis

- Pp. 68-81 (14)
Ynes R. Ortega
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Cystoisospora belli

- Pp. 82-102 (21)
Massimiliano Galdiero, Settimia Alfano, Maria Elena Della Pepa, Gianluigi Franci, Claudia Ledda, Marilena Galdiero
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Entamoeba histolytica and other Pathogenic Intestinal Amoebea

- Pp. 103-123 (21)
Eduardo R. Cobo, Kris Chadee
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Free-living Amoebae

- Pp. 124-149 (26)
Vinay Khanna
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Giardia and Giardiasis

- Pp. 150-220 (71)
Showgy Ma`ayeh, Staffan Svärd
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- Pp. 221-275 (55)
Nadia A. El Dib, Thomas Weitzel
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Subject Index

- Pp. 276-284 (9)
Fabrizio Bruschi
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