Medical Entomology for Students / Edition 5

Medical Entomology for Students / Edition 5

by Mike Service
     
 

Arthropod vectors of human infections, such as malaria, filariasis, West Nile virus, Lyme disease, and typhus, are a continuing threat to human health. Medical Entomology for Students provides basic information on the recognition, biology, ecology, and medical importance of the arthropods that affect human health. The fourth edition of this popular textbook is… See more details below

Overview

Arthropod vectors of human infections, such as malaria, filariasis, West Nile virus, Lyme disease, and typhus, are a continuing threat to human health. Medical Entomology for Students provides basic information on the recognition, biology, ecology, and medical importance of the arthropods that affect human health. The fourth edition of this popular textbook is completely updated, and incorporates the latest strategies for controlling insects, ticks, and mites. Extensive illustrations, with new colour photographs of some of the most important vectors and pests, will assist readers in recognizing arthropods such as mosquitoes, flies, and myiasis-causing larvae. The book contains a glossary of entomological and epidemiological terms, and a list of commonly used insecticides and their common names. Each chapter concludes with a list of suggested further reading. With a clear presentation and concise style, this text is specifically aimed at students of medical entomology, tropical medicine, parasitology, and pest control. It will also be essential reading for physicians, nurses, health officials, and community health workers.

About the Author:
Mike Service, Emeritus Professor of Medical Entomology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781107668188
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
05/31/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
324
Sales rank:
1,423,993
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the first edition     xi
Preface to the second edition     xii
Preface to the third edition     xiii
Preface to the fourth edition     xiv
Acknowledgements     xv
Introduction to mosquitoes (Culicidae)     1
External morphology     2
Life cycle     6
Classification of mosquitoes     12
Medical importance     20
Mosquito control     21
Further reading     31
Anopheline mosquitoes (Anophelinae)     33
External morphology     34
Life cycle     34
Medical importance     36
Control     46
Further reading     49
Culicine mosquitoes (Culicinae)     52
Culex mosquitoes     53
Aedes mosquitoes     55
Haemagogus mosquitoes     58
Sabethes mosquitoes     60
Mansonia mosquitoes     62
Coquillettidia mosquitoes     64
Psorophora mosquitoes     65
Medical importance     65
Control     76
Further reading     79
Black-flies (Simuliidae)     81
External morphology     82
Life cycle     83
Medical importance     88
Control     90
Further reading     92
Phlebotomine sand-flies (Phlebotominae)     93
External morphology     94
Life cycle     95
Medical importance     98
Control     100
Further reading     101
Biting midges (Ceratopogonidae)     103
External morphology     104
Life cycle     105
Medical importance     107
Control     109
Further reading     109
Horse-flies (Tabanidae)     111
External morphology     112
Life cycle     115
Medical importance     118
Control     119
Further reading     119
Tsetse-flies (Glossinidae)     121
External morphology     122
Life cycle     125
Medical importance     128
Control     130
Further reading     132
House-flies and stable-flies (Muscidae) and latrine-flies (Fanniidae)     134
The common house-fly (Musca domestica)     135
The greater house-fly (Muscina stabulans)     144
The stable-fly (Stomoxys calcitrans)     146
The lesser house-fly and the latrine-fly (Fannia species)     148
Further reading     149
Flies and myiasis     151
Types of myiasis     152
Classification     153
Calliphoridae: non-metallic flies     153
Calliphoridae: metallic flies     156
Sarcophagidae: flesh-flies     162
Oestridae: bot-flies     164
Other myiasis-producing flies     166
Further reading     167
Fleas (Siphonaptera)     168
External morphology     169
Life cycle     171
Medical importance     174
Tunga penetrans     177
Control of fleas     179
Further reading     181
Sucking lice (Anoplura)     183
The body louse (Pediculus humanus)     184
The head louse (Pediculus capitis)     189
The pubic louse (Pthirus pubis)     191
Further reading     193
Bedbugs (Cimicidae)     194
External morphology     195
Life cycle     196
Medical importance     198
Control      198
Further reading     199
Triatomine bugs (Triatominae)     200
External morphology     201
Life cycle     202
Medical importance     204
Control     205
Further reading     206
Cockroaches (Blattaria)     208
External morphology     209
Life cycle     210
Medical importance     211
Control     212
Further reading     213
Soft ticks (Argasidae)     215
External morphology     216
Internal anatomy     217
Life cycle     218
Medical importance     220
Control     222
Further reading     223
Hard ticks (lxodidae)     224
External morphology     225
Life cycle     226
Behaviour and habits     228
Medical importance     231
Control     236
Further reading     237
Scabies mites (Sarcoptidae)     239
External morphology     240
Life cycle     240
Recognition of scabies     243
Treatment of scabies      244
Further reading     245
Scrub typhus mites (Trombiculidae)     246
External morphology     247
Life cycle     249
Ecology     250
Medical importance     251
Control     252
Further reading     252
Miscellaneous mites     254
Demodicidae: follicle mites (Demodex species)     255
Pyroglyphidae: house-dust mites (Dermatophagoides and Euroglyphus species)     256
Other mites     257
Further reading     258
Names of some chemicals and microbials used in vector control     260
Glossary of common terms relevant to medical entomology     263
Select bibliography     276
Index     277

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