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Chapter 1 : Philosophy and Approach to Diagnostic Parasitology

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With the expansion of world travel and increased access to more varied geographic areas and populations, medical and laboratory professionals will continue to see more “tropical” diseases and infections in nonendemic areas. This is due to the rapidity with which both people and organisms can be conveyed from one place to another. Travel has become available and more affordable for many people throughout the world, including those who are in some way compromised in terms of their overall health status. The increased transportation of infectious agents, as well as potential human carriers, has been clearly demonstrated, particularly via air travel. It has also been well documented that vectors carrying parasitic organisms can be transported via air travel in baggage and in the unpressurized parts of the plane itself; once released, these infected vectors can then transmit these parasites to humans, even in nonendemic areas.

Citation: Garcia L. 2016. Philosophy and Approach to Diagnostic Parasitology, p 3-5. In Diagnostic Medical Parasitology, Sixth Edition. ASM Press, Washington, DC. doi: 10.1128/9781555819002.ch1
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