Our book chapter discusses the two most important protozoan and helminth infections: Leishmaniasis and Elephantiasis. Both of these communicable diseases are a major concern for tropical and subtropical countries. Leishmaniasis has been responsible for frequent epidemics, while elephantiasis is the second most important vector borne disease after malaria. Here, we discuss in detail the vectors transmitting these diseases, the mode of transmission, disease pathogenesis, and conventional/ target based therapeutic approaches.
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Cite this chapter as:Saikat Mukherjee, K. Tamreihao, Rakhi Khunjamayum, Khullakpam Shaheen, Elangbam Shanta Singh, Debananda S. Ningthoujam, Sumita Banerjee ;
Protozoan and Helminth Infections: Epidemiology and Anti Infective Therapy, Frontiers in Anti-infective Agents Current Perspectives on Anti-Infective Agents (2019) 1: 21. https://doi.org/10.2174/9789811432736119010004
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