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

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B.F. Eldridge, J.D. Edman, John Edman
Springer Science & Business Media, Dec 31, 2003 - Medical - 659 pages
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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.
  

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Trata-se de um bom livro de entomologia médica. A abordagem dos temas é clara, direta e didática. Imagens contribuem para o conhecimento das espécies vetoras. Os conceitos estão de acordo com os termos técnicos em entomologia geral e médica em todos os cursos de entomologia do mundo. Vale a pena adquirir esse compêndio. Importante que as editoras se interessem em traduzi-lo para o português. 

Contents

Introduction to Medical Entomology
1
Introduction to Arthropods Structure Function and Development
13
Introduction to Arthropods Systematics Behavior and Ecology
53
Direct Injury Phobias Psychoses Annoyance Allergies Toxins Venoms and Myiasis
99
Arthropod Transmission of Vertebrate Parasites
151
The Epidemiology of Arthropodborne Diseases
165
Malaria Babesiosis Theileriosis and Related Diseases
187
Leishmaniasis and Trypanosomiasis
231
Bacterial and Rickettsial Diseases
377
Arbovirus Diseases
415
Mechanical Transmission of Disease Agents by Arthropods
461
Surveillance for Arthropodborne Diseases
515
Management of Arthropodborne Diseases by Vector Control
539
Prevention and Control of Arthropodborne Diseases
565
Subject Index
621
Scientific Names Index
645

Filariasis
299

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