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Vector- and Rodent-Borne Diseases in Europe and North America
Distribution, Public Health Burden, and Control
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Main description:

A significant number of diseases are carried by insects, ticks, mites and rodents, and these diseases are far more common than is often realised. New diseases are regularly discovered and are becoming increasingly widespread, in part due to increased global travel and possibly even climate change. In this exciting new volume Norman Gratz, former Director, Division of Vector Biology and Control, World Health Organisation, reviews the distribution of all currently identified vector and rodent-borne diseases in Europe, the USA and Canada. Each type of infection is presented by group, covering incidence and prevalence, costs and public health burdens. Basic vector biology and control is described in detail and an extensive bibliography is provided to aid readers seeking further information. With its comprehensive coverage and detail, this book is set to become the standard reference for anyone working on vector- and rodent-borne diseases in medical entomology, zoology, epidemiology and public health.


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Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The vector and rodent-borne diseases of Europe; 3. Vector and rodent-borne diseases in European history; 4. The present status of the vector and rodent-borne diseases in Europe; 5. The arboviruses - Europe; 6. The mosquito-borne arboviruses of Europe; 7. Mosquito-borne filarial infections; 8. Sandfly-borne diseases; 9. Ceratopogonidae - biting midge-borne diseases; 10. Dipteran caused infections - Myiasis; 11. The Flea-borne diseases; 12. The louse-borne diseases; 13. Tick-borne diseases of Europe; 14. Mite-borne infections and infestations; 15. Cockroaches and allergies; 16. Vector-borne disease problems associated with introduced vectors in Europe; 16. Factors augmenting the incidence, prevalence and distribution of vector-borne diseases in Europe; 17. The potential effect of climate change on vector-borne diseases in Europe; 18. The rodent-borne diseases of Europe; 19. The economic impact and burden of vector and rodent-borne diseases in Europe; 20. Vector-and rodent borne diseases in the history of the USA and Canada; 21. The present status of the vector and rodent-borne diseases in the USA and Canada; 22. The mosquito-borne arboviruses; 23. Mosquito-borne diseases: Malaria; 24. Mosquito-borne filarial infections; 25. Sandfly-borne diseases; 26. Ceratopogonidae - biting midge-borne diseases; 27. Dipteran caused diseases - Myiasis; 28. Flea-borne diseases; 29. The louse-borne diseases; 30. Triatomine-borne diseases; 31. Tick-borne diseases of the USA and Canada; 32. Mite-borne infections and infestations; 33. Cockroaches and allergies; 34. Factors augmenting the incidence, prevalence and distribution of vector-borne diseases in the USA and Canada; 35. The effect of ecological changes on vector-borne diseases; 36. The possible effects of climate change on vector-borne diseases in the USA and Canada; 37. Vector-borne disease problems associated with introduced vectors in the USA and Canada; 38. The rodent-borne diseases of the USA and Canada; 39. The economic impact of vector and rodent-borne diseases in the USA and Canada; 40. Conclusions on the burden of the vector and rodent-borne diseases in Europe, the USA and Canada; References.


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ISBN-13: 9780511254819
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: November, 2006
Pages: 410
Dimensions: 174.00 x 247.00 x 24.00

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