Food-Borne Parasitic Zoonoses

Fish and Plant-Borne Parasites

  • K. Darwin Murrell
  • Bernard Fried

Part of the World Class Parasites book series (WCPA, volume 11)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Fish- and Invertebrate-Borne Parasites

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Paiboon Sithithaworn, Puangrat Yongvanit, Smarn Tesana, Chawalit Pairojkul
      Pages 3-52
    3. Jong-Yil Chai
      Pages 53-115
    4. David Blair, Takeshi Agatsuma, Wenlin Wang
      Pages 117-150
    5. A.J. Lymbery, F.Y. Cheah
      Pages 185-207
    6. J. H. Cross, V. Belizario
      Pages 209-234
    7. J. Waikagul, S. P. Diaz Chamacho
      Pages 235-261
    8. J.H. Cross, E.R. Chen
      Pages 263-290
  3. Plant-Borne Parasites

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 291-291
    2. Santiago Mas-Coma, Marìa Dolores Bargues, Marìa Adela Valero
      Pages 293-334
  4. General Aspects of Infection

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 335-335
    2. Haruhiko Maruyama, Yukifumi Nawa
      Pages 337-381
    3. R.C. Andrew Thompson, Rebecca J. Traub, Nevi Parameswaran
      Pages 383-415
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 417-429

About this book


The food-borne parasites discussed in this book are infections of animals which are transmissible to humans and constitute an important component of the Neglected Tropical Diseases (The World Health Organization). The increasing recognition of the public health significance of these zoonoses, their complicated links to poverty, agricultural intensification, environmental degradation, and the lack of appropriate tools for their control was the inspiration behind this book. In the past these diseases were limited to populations living in low- and middle-income countries, but the geographical limits and populations at risk are expanding and changing because of increasing international markets, improved transportation systems, and demographic changes. It is estimated that the number of people currently infected with food-borne trematodes alone exceeds 41 million, and the number of people at risk worldwide , including those in developed countries, is 750 million. The focus of this book is on those zoonoses that are transmitted by fish, plant and invertebrate foods. While people, especially those living in developed countries, are commonly aware of meat-borne zoonoses such as trichinellosis and cysticercosis, fewer are acquainted with parasitic diseases caused by liver, lung and intestinal flukes, fish-borne tapeworms, and tissue roundworms. This book reviews not only the prevalence and distribution of these zoonoses, including available health and economic impact data, but also highlights gaps in our knowledge base that must be filled in order to gain insights on approaches to prevention. The topics on epidemiology, diagnosis, and clinical aspects emphasize knowledge gaps that limit a full understanding of these zoonoses, and target where greater research investments on these parasitic diseases should be focused. Food-Borne Parasitic Zoonoses: Fish and Plant-Borne Parasites provides the intellectual challenge and stimulation needed to build a more concerted international effort on prevention of these zoonoses. It is an ideal volume for parasitologists, microbiologists, immunologists, epidemiologists, and graduate students and professionals in the fields of public health, infectious disease, food safety and food science.


Assessment Epidemiologie Prevention Prevention and Control Public Health Transport World Health Organization infection

Editors and affiliations

  • K. Darwin Murrell
    • 1
  • Bernard Fried
    • 2
  1. 1.Centre for Experimental Parasitology, Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Faculty of Life SciencesUniversity of CopenhagenDenmark
  2. 2.Department of BiologyLafayette CollegeEastonUSA

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