INFECTIOUS DISEASES AND ARTHROPODS, second edition
by Jerome Goddard
2008, 267 pages, 131 illustrations. This compact, easy-to-use reference summarizes current thinking about the biological, entomological, and clinical aspects of the major vector-borne diseases around the world.
The book covers mosquito-, tick-, and flea-borne diseases, and a variety of other miscellaneous vector-borne diseases, including Chagas’ disease, African sleeping sickness, onchocerciasis, scrub typhus, and louse-borne infections. For each disease, it includes a description of the vector involved, notes on its biology and ecology, distribution maps, and general clinical guidelines for treatment and control. Among the diseases fully discussed are malaria, dengue and yellow fevers, lymphatic filariasis, spotted fevers, ehrlichiosis, Lyme disease, tularemia, and plague. Other arthropod-caused or related problems-such as myiasis, imaginary insect or mite infestations, and arthropod stings and bites-are also treated.
At a time when vector-borne diseases are spreading ever more widely, this valuable resource provides medical entomologists, physicians, infectious disease specialists, and public health officials with an up-to-date, readily accessible, gold-standard reference source. Hardcover; 6-1/2 x 9-1/2″.
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