This book is based on a course held at sao paulo brazil during 1979 and 1980 the first chapter discusses basic immune mechanisms in relation to tropical infectious diseases including humoral and cellular factors role of complement immune complexes immunosuppression immune evasion and immunotherapy this is followed by chapters on various tropical diseases including trypanosomiasis. This course aims to provide students with knowledge and critical understanding of the interaction of eukaryotic parasites with the immune system of humans and other mammalian hosts and to examine ways in which protection against these diseases might be achieved by vaccination. The neglected tropical diseases ntds are a group of infectious viral bacterial and parasitic diseases with high endemicity in tropical and subtropical regions disproportionately affecting the developing countries the immune response to ntd agents has been previously described in a very simplistic way however over recent decades new discoveries in this field have enabled ntd . In brazil basic and applied research in tropical diseases have been carried out extensively particularly on the main endemic diseases such as chagas disease leishmaniasis schistosomiasis and malaria among a number of universities and research institutes keizo asami laboratory of immunopathology lika of the. Msc immunology of infectious diseases overview this programme combines theoretical knowledge and practical training in the immunology of infectious diseases through comprehensive teaching and research methods
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