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The Ten-Thousand Year Fever : Rethinking Human and Wild-Primate Malarias.

Author: Loretta A Cormier
Publisher: Walnut Creek : Left Coast Press, 2011.
Series: New frontiers in historical ecology, v. 2.
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Malaria is one of the oldest recorded diseases in human history, and its 10,000-year relationship to primates can teach us why it will be one of the most serious threats to humanity in the 21st century. In this pathbreaking book Loretta Cormier integrates a wide range of data from molecular biology, ethnoprimatology, epidemiology, ecology, anthropology, and other fields to reveal the intimate relationships between  Read more...
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Cormier, Loretta A.
Ten-Thousand Year Fever : Rethinking Human and Wild-Primate Malarias.
Walnut Creek : Left Coast Press, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Loretta A Cormier
ISBN: 9781611327977 1611327970 9781598744828 1598744828 9781598744835 1598744836
OCLC Number: 757261311
Description: 1 online resource (243 pages).
Contents: Preface; 1. Introduction: Malaria as a Primate Disorder; 2. Co-Evolution: Parasites, Vectors, and Hosts; 3. Falciparum Type: The Great Ape Malaria; 4. Vivax Type: The Macaque Malaria; 5. Migration: Malaria in the New World; 6. Rhesus Factor: Experimental Studies in Wild Primates; 7. Ethics: Human Experimentation; 8. Future: The Primate Malaria Landscape; Appendix 1: Plasmodia Parasites and Their Natural Primate Hosts; Appendix 2: Experimentally Induced Plasmodium Cross-Infections into Novel Hosts; Appendix 3: Naturally Acquired Cross-Infections with Novel Malaria Parasites. Appendix 4: Primate Species and All Infections with Plasmodium ParasitesReferences; Index; About the Author.
Series Title: New frontiers in historical ecology, v. 2.
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Cormier integrates a wide range of data from molecular biology, ethnoprimatology, epidemiology, ecology, and other fields to show how culture and environment have shaped the history of malaria and  Read more...

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