Medical Entomology: A Textbook on Public Health and Veterinary Problems Caused by Arthropods / Edition 2

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This book is designed primarily as a textbook for graduate and postgraduate courses in Medical, Public Health and Veterinary Entomology. What makes it unique is that it has an emphasis on disease as opposed to one on arthropods. It includes general discussions of epidemiology, transmission, disease control, vector control and disease surveillance. In addition, it contains chapters oriented towards the many specific arthropodborne diseases. Furthermore, the book discusses the many direct impacts that parasitic insects have on human and animal health. The arthropods themselves are dealt with in two introductory chapters. Apart from students, healthcare professionals in the field of arthropodborne infectious diseases as well as entomologists interested in understanding the medical relevance of the species they study will find this book an extensive and useful guide to further their insights.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781402014130
  • Publisher: Springer Netherlands
  • Publication date: 12/31/2003
  • Edition description: 2nd ed. 2004
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 659
  • Product dimensions: 7.80 (w) x 10.20 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

Contributors
Preface
Ch. 1 Introduction to Medical Entomology 1
Ch. 2 Introduction to Arthropods: Structure, Function and Development 13
Ch. 3 Introduction to Arthropods: Systematics, Behavior and Ecology 53
Ch. 4 Direct Injury: Phobias, Psychoses, Annoyance, Allergies, Toxins, Venoms and Myiasis 99
Ch. 5 Arthropod Transmission of Vertebrate Parasites 151
Ch. 6 The Epidemiology of Arthropodborne Diseases 165
Ch. 7 Malaria, Babesiosis, Theileriosis and Related Diseases 187
Ch. 8 Leishmaniasis and Trypanosomiasis 231
Ch. 9 Filariasis 299
Ch. 10 Bacterial and Rickettsial Diseases 377
Ch. 11 Arbovirus Diseases 415
Ch. 12 Mechanical Transmission of Disease Agents by Arthropods 461
Ch. 13 Surveillance for Arthropodborne Diseases 515
Ch. 14 Management of Arthropodborne Diseases by Vector Control 539
Ch. 15 Prevention and Control of Arthropodborne Diseases 565
Subject Index 621
Scientific Names Index 645
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