Schistosomes and Schistosomiasis in South Asia
According to the author, the book addresses to all the scientists and not only to immunologists or biologists of European countries who are engaged in developing a vaccine, or a diagnostic kit or a new drug against the infection or on schistosome evolution. Even these scientists have to visit endemic countries for field trials or ask their counterparts to collect field data (which this book addresses ). Thus this book is not on molecular fundamentals but on the infection itself; how schistosome species are responding to the drug; sensitivity and specificity of immunodiagnostic kits, antigen molecules; snail compatibility, production losses; schistosome evolution; schistosome outbreaks; complexities where more than two schistosome species are existing; problem of human schistosomiasis in South Asia etc In fact, all the topics of great interest to international scientists and scientists of endemic countries.
There is no book which deals with South Asian schistosomiasis and this book will be first on the subjectTo international scientific community, WHO ,FAO, this book will provide an authenticated document with critical review all the work carried out in Indian continent since discovery of schistosomes from the geography i.e. 1882 and 1906 No book has ever been published covering schistosomes and schistosomiasis in South Asia hence there is no question of competition Will be the only book which will be referred by the scientists, research scholars, policy makers, etc for updating their knowledge on the disease in this geography