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Malaria, Third Edition
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  • Authored by: Alan Hecht, D.C. and Bernard Marcus, Ph.D.
  • From the Series: Deadly Diseases and Epidemics
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  • ISBN-10: 9781646938544
  • ISBN-13: 978-1-64693-854-4
  • Status: In Stock
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  • Imprint: Chelsea House
  • Published: 08/01/2021
  • Dewey Number: 616
  • Reading Level: Grades 9 and up

Summary

With the mosquito as its vector, malaria has troubled humans throughout history. While kept under control in most of the developed world, it continues to ravage parts of Africa and Asia, where the majority of cases occur, and where the simple means of protection from the disease are out of reach for much of the population. Caused by protozoan parasites from the genus Plasmodium, malaria is a chronic disease, plaguing sufferers for many years. This revised edition of Malaria contains new illustrations and up-to-date information on this largely preventable disease, including the latest outbreak statistics, recent diagnostic and treatment breakthroughs, the findings of recent vaccine trials, and an examination of the impact global climate change may have on malaria outbreak patterns.

Chapters include:

  •     On the Wings of Mosquitoes
  •     The Origin, Evolution, and Ecology of Malaria
  •     A Brief History of Malaria
  •     Attempts at Malarial Control
  •     Preventing Malaria
  •     Malaria Now.

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About the Author(s)

Bernard A. Marcus, Ph.D. is professor emeritus of biology at Genesee Community College in Batavia, New York. His principal interests have been in environmental biology, particularly aquatics, and the modeling of aquatic environments in the laboratory. He has been involved in studies on New York's Finger Lakes, the impact of acid precipitation in the Adirondack Mountains, and the effects of water pollution on stream insects. More recently he has become interested in tropical biology and has been leading student trips to the rainforests of Central America. His recreational activities include fishing, hiking, and model railroading.

Alan I. Hecht, DC, is a practicing chiropractor in New York. He is also an adjunct professor at Farmingdale State College, the C.W. Post campus of Long Island University, and Nassau Community College. He teaches courses in medical microbiology, anatomy and physiology, comparative anatomy, human physiology, human nutrition, and embryology. In addition, he is the course coordinator for human biology and professor of microbiology at Hofstra University, where he is an adjunct associate professor. He is also course coordinator for graduate anatomy and physiology for medical physics at the Donald and Barbara Zucker School of Medicine at Hofstra/Northwell. Dr. Hecht received his BS in biology–pre-medical studies from Fairleigh Dickinson University in Teaneck, New Jersey. He received his MS in basic medical sciences from New York University School of Medicine. He also received his Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) degree from New York Chiropractic College in Brookville, New York. Dr. Hecht is the recipient of the Chancellors's Award for Excellence in Adjunct Teaching from the State University of New York.

 

 

 

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