The spreading of parasites by human migratory activities

Steverding, Dietmar (2020) The spreading of parasites by human migratory activities. Virulence, 11 (1). pp. 1177-1191. ISSN 2150-5594

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The global spread of parasites is unquestionably linked with human activities. Migration in all its different forms played a major role in the introduction of parasites into new areas. In ancient times, mass migrations were the main causes for the spread of parasites while in the recent past and present, emigration, immigration, displacement, external and internal migration, and labor migration were the reasons for the dispersal of parasites. With the advent of seagoing ships, long-distance trading became another important mode of spreading parasites. This review summarizes the spread of parasites using notable examples. In addition, the different hypotheses explaining the arrival of Plasmodium vivax and soil-transmitted helminths in pre-Columbian America are also discussed.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: protozoan parasites,arthropods,helminths,migration,range expansion,spread,trade,parasitology,microbiology,immunology,microbiology (medical),infectious diseases,sdg 3 - good health and well-being,sdg 10 - reduced inequalities ,/dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/2400/2405
Faculty \ School: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Norwich Medical School
UEA Research Groups: Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences > Research Groups > Gastroenterology and Gut Biology
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Depositing User: LivePure Connector
Date Deposited: 13 Aug 2020 23:59
Last Modified: 22 Oct 2022 06:36
DOI: 10.1080/21505594.2020.1809963

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