TY - CHAP A1 - Bastidas Gilberto ED1 - Gilberto Bastidas Y1 - 2019-04-24 PY - 2019 T1 - Introductory Chapter: Parasitology and Parasitism Areas of Knowledge That Must Be Constantly Studied N2 - Parasitic diseases are considered nowadays as an important public health problem due to the high morbidity and mortality rates registered in the world. These diseases result in more severe consequences for the social order of tropical and subtropical countries because many of them have low economic income that makes it even more difficult to design and implement health control programs. This situation opens the door to the emergence and reemergence of these diseases; therefore, it is convenient, necessary, and essential to study and update the epidemiological behavior of tropical diseases with the objective of offering official health professionals and institutions current information for decision-making in this area to ensure social welfare. BT - Parasites and Parasitic Diseases SP - Ch. 1 UR - https://doi.org/10.5772/intechopen.85181 DO - 10.5772/intechopen.85181 SN - 978-1-83880-128-1 PB - IntechOpen CY - Rijeka Y2 - 2019-12-11 ER -