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Title: Parasite Glycobiology: A Bittersweet Symphony
Author: Rodrigues, Joao A.
Acosta-Serrano, Alvaro
Aebi, Markus
Ferguson, Michael A. J.
Routier, Françoise H.
Schiller, Irene
Soares, Simão
Spencer, Daniel
Titz, Alexander
Wilson, Iain B. H.
Izquierdo, Luis
Keywords: Malalties parasitàries
Relacions hoste-paràsit
Parasitic diseases
Host-parasite relationships
Issue Date: 12-Nov-2015
Publisher: Public Library of Science (PLoS)
Abstract: Human infections caused by parasitic protozoans and helminths are among the world's leading causes of death. More than a million people die each year from diseases like malaria and neglected tropical diseases like leishmaniasis, trypanosomiasis, and schistosomiasis. Patients also endure disabilities that cause lifelong suffering and that affect productivity and development. More insidiously, parasites generate important economic losses, since they often also infect commercially valuable animals. Worldwide, exposure to parasites is increasing due to growing international travel and migrations, as well as climate changes, which affect the geographic distribution of the parasite vectors. The parasitic threat is also aggravated by the rise of the immunocompromised population, which is particularly sensitive to parasite infections (e.g., individuals with AIDS and other immunodeficiencies).
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It is part of: PLoS Pathogens, 2015, vol. 11, num. 11, p. e1005169
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ISSN: 1553-7366
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