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Autor: Bruce F. Eldridge
ISBN-13: 9781402017940
Einband: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 659
Gewicht: 1308 g
Format: 251x181x36 mm
Sprache: Englisch

Medical Entomology

A Textbook on Public Health and Veterinary Problems Caused by Arthropods
1 Introduction to Medical Entomology.- 2 Introduction to Arthropods: Structure, Function and Development.- 3 Introduction to Arthropods: Systematics, Behavior and Ecology.- 4 Direct Injury: Phobias, Psychoses, Annoyance, Allergies, Toxins, Venoms and Myiasis.- 5 Arthropod Transmission of Vertebrate Parasites.- 6 The Epidemiology of Arthropodborne Diseases.- 7 Malaria, Babesiosis, Theileriosis and Related Diseases.- 8 Leishmaniasis and Trypanosomiasis.- 9 Filariasis.- 10 Bacterial and Rickettsial Diseases.- 11 Arbovirus Diseases.- 12 Mechanical Transmission of Disease Agents by Arthropods.- 13 Surveillance for Arthropodborne Diseases.- 14 Management of Arthropodborne Diseases by Vector Control.- 15 Prevention and Control of Arthropodborne Diseases.- Scientific Names Index.
The subject of medical entomology contin factors such as insecticide susceptibility, vec ues to be of great importance. Arthropodborne tor competence, host preference and similar im diseases such as malaria, yellow fever, dengue portant phenomena. Now, a variety of new and filariasis continue to cause considerable methods are available to study genes, and to human suffering and death. Problems in ani genetically alter important characteristics in mal production, wildlife and pets of humans vectors as a potential means of controlling hu caused by arthropods still exact a large eco man and animal diseases. nomic toll. In the past 2 decades, the invasion Many of the traditional tasks of medical en of exotic pests and pathogens has presented tomologists continue to be important. Arthro new problems in several countries, including pod systematics is important because the need the USA. For example, the year 1999 saw the for accurate identification of arthropods is vital invasion of the eastern USA by Aedes japonicus, to an understanding of natural disease cycles. an Asian mosquito, and West Nile virus, a mos Systematics has been made even more challeng quito-transmitted African arbovirus related to ing because of the current appreciation of the St. Louis encephalitis virus. number of groups of sibling species among vec At the same time old and new health prob tors of important disease pathogens. New mo lems with arthropods occur, the traditional ap lecular tools are assisting in separating these proaches to arthropod control have become forms.
Autor: Bruce F. Eldridge
ISBN-13:: 9781402017940
ISBN: 1402017944
Verlag: Springer Netherlands
Gewicht: 1308g
Seiten: 659
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 2nd ed.
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 251x181x36 mm, 152 SW-Abb.