The Resource The kiss of death : Chaga's disease in the Americas, Joseph William Bastien

The kiss of death : Chaga's disease in the Americas, Joseph William Bastien

Label
The kiss of death : Chaga's disease in the Americas
Title
The kiss of death
Title remainder
Chaga's disease in the Americas
Statement of responsibility
Joseph William Bastien
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Chagas' disease has become one of the major public-health problems in Latin America. Current estimates are that sixteen to eighteen million people are infected. It is caused by a flagellate protozoan whose vector is the triatomine or vinchuca bug, locally referred to as the "kissing bug" because of its tendency to lodge on victims' faces during sleep." "Although there is no cure for the chronic stage, the disease vectors can be controlled and possibly eliminated through improved hygiene and living conditions. No longer exclusive to Latin America, Chagas' disease is spreading to North America with the migration of infected bugs, hosts, transfusions, transplant organs, and changes in climate." "The Kiss of Death is a thorough study of Chagas' disease with analysis of research involving epidemiology, entomology, parasitology, pathology, and immunology."--Jacket
Cataloging source
N$T
Dewey number
614.5/33
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RA644.C26
LC item number
B37 1998eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
Label
The kiss of death : Chaga's disease in the Americas, Joseph William Bastien
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 253-288) and index
http://library.link/vocab/branchCode
  • net
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Discovering Chagas' disease -- Early Andean disease -- Jampiris and Yachajs: Andean ethnomnedicine -- The crawling epidemic: epidemiology -- Cólico miserere: enlarged colon -- Bertha: mal de corazon -- Culture and political economy of homes -- Pachamama snatched her: getting involved -- Sharing ideas -- Culture context model for Chagas' control -- Solutions
Control code
ocm43476010
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xxiv, 301 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780585106977
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/recordID
.b36504579
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
  • (OCoLC)43476010
  • acaebk0585106975

Library Locations

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