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Cormier, Loretta A
The ten-thousand year fever : rethinking human and wild primate malarias / Loretta A Cormier
Walnut Creek, Calif. : Left Coast Press, c2011
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 4th Floor  RA644.M2 C587 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Malaria
Medical parasitology
Primates -- Diseases
Physical Description 241 p. ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 183-226) and index
Contents Introduction: malaria as a primate disorder -- Co-evolution: parasites, vectors, and hosts -- Falciparum type: the great ape malaria -- Vivax type: the macaque malaria -- Migration: malaria in the New World -- Rhesus factor: experimental studies in wild primates -- Ethics: human experimentation -- 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 parasites
Summary "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 culture and environment that shape the trajectory of a parasite. She argues against the entrenched distinction between human and non-human malarias, using ethnoprimatology to develop a new understanding of cross-species exchange. She also shows how current human-environment interactions, including deforestation and development, create the potential for new forms of malaria to threaten human populations. This book is a model of interdisciplinary integration that will be essential reading in fields from anthropology and biology to public health"--Provided by publisher
Series New frontiers in historical ecology

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