Medical Entomology

A Textbook on Public Health and Veterinary Problems Caused by Arthropods

Author: B.F. Eldridge,J.D. Edman

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940116472X

Category: Medical

Page: 672

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This book is designed primarily as a textbook for graduate and postgraduate courses in Medical, Public Health and Veterinary Entomology. Its uniqueness is that its emphasis is on disease as opposed to 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 arthropod-borne 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.
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Advances in Virus Research

Author: Karl Maramorosch,Frederick A. Murphy

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0128004002

Category: Science

Page: 292

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The first review series in virology and published since 1953, Advances in Virus Research covers a diverse range of in-depth reviews, providing a valuable overview of the field. The series of eclectic volumes are valuable resources to virologists, microbiologists, immunologists, molecular biologists, pathologists, and plant researchers. Volume 89 features articles on topics including plant-based vaccines, transmission of arthropod-borne viruses by mosquitoes, arboviruses in domestic and wild animals, and more. Contributions from leading authorities Comprehensive reviews for general and specialist use First and longest-running review series in virology
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Handbook of Forensic Medicine

Author: Burkhard Madea

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118570626

Category: Medical

Page: 1312

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Forensic Medicine encompasses all areas in which medicine and law interact. This book covers diverse aspects of forensic medicine including forensic pathology, traumatology and violent death, sudden and unexpected death, clinical forensic medicine, toxicology, traffic medicine, identification, haemogenetics and medical law. A knowledge of all these subdisciplines is necessary in order to solve routine as well as more unusual cases. Taking a comprehensive approach the book m.oves beyond a focus on forensic pathology to include clinical forensic medicine and forensic toxicology. All aspects of forensic medicine are covered to meet the specialist needs of daily casework. Aspects of routine analysis and quality control are addressed in each chapter. The book provides coverage of the latest developments in forensic molecular biology, forensic toxicology, molecular pathology and immunohistochemistry. A must-have reference for every specialist in the field this book is set to become the bench-mark for the international forensic medical community.
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Biology of Blood-Sucking Insects

Author: Mike Lehane

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401179530

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 288

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Blood-sucking insects are the vectors of many of the most debilitating parasites of man and his domesticated animals. In addition they are of considerable direct cost to the agricultural industry through losses in milk and meat yields, and through damage to hides and wool, etc. So, not surprisingly, many books of medical and veterinary entomology have been written. Most of these texts are organized taxonomically giving the details of the life-cycles, bionomics, relationship to disease and economic importance of each of the insect groups in turn. I have taken a different approach. This book is topic led and aims to discuss the biological themes which are common in the lives of blood-sucking insects. To do this I have concentrated on those aspects of the biology of these fascinating insects which have been clearly modified in some way to suit the blood-sucking habit. For example, I have discussed feeding and digestion in some detail because feeding on blood presents insects with special problems, but I have not discussed respiration because it is not affected in any particular way by haematophagy. Naturally there is a subjective element in the choice of topics for discussion and the weight given to each. I hope that I have not let my enthusiasm for particular subjects get the better of me on too many occasions and that the subject material achieves an overall balance.
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Medical and Veterinary Entomology

Author: Gary R. Mullen,Lance A. Durden

Publisher: Academic Press

ISBN: 0080919693

Category: Science

Page: 637

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Medical and Veterinary Entomology, Second Edition, has been fully updated and revised to provide the latest information on developments in entomology relating to public health and veterinary importance. Each chapter is structured with the student in mind, organized by the major headings of Taxonomy, Morphology, Life History, Behavior and Ecology, Public Health and Veterinary Importance, and Prevention and Control. This second edition includes separate chapters devoted to each of the taxonomic groups of insects and arachnids of medical or veterinary concern, including spiders, scorpions, mites, and ticks. Internationally recognized editors Mullen and Durden include extensive coverage of both medical and veterinary entomological importance. This book is designed for teaching and research faculty in medical and veterinary schools that provide a course in vector borne diseases and medical entomology; parasitologists, entomologists, and government scientists responsible for oversight and monitoring of insect vector borne diseases; and medical and veterinary school libraries and libraries at institutions with strong programs in entomology. Follows in the tradition of Herm's Medical and Veterinary Entomology The latest information on developments in entomology relating to public health and veterinary importance Two separate indexes for enhanced searchability: Taxonomic and Subject New to this edition: Three new chapters Morphological Adaptations of Parasitic Arthropods Forensic Entomology Molecular Tools in Medical and Veterinary Entomology 1700 word glossary Appendix of Arthropod-Related Viruses of Medical-Veterinary Importance Numerous new full-color images, illustrations and maps throughout
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Mosquito Ecology

Field Sampling Methods

Author: M. W. Service

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 940111868X

Category: Science

Page: 988

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Numerous methods have been devised to catch mosquitoes and many approaches employed to study their ecology and behaviour but until the first edition of this book in 1976 there was no comprehensive guide to mosquito ecology. New work on the topic has meant that this completely revised and updated second edition was required.
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Viral Infections and Global Change

Author: Sunit Kumar Singh

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1118297520

Category: Science

Page: 660

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A timely exploration of the impact of global change on theemergence, reemergence, and control of vector-borne and zoonoticviral infections From massively destructive "superstorms" to rapidly rising sealevels, the world media is abuzz with talk of the threats tocivilization posed by global warming. But one hazard that is rarelydiscussed is the dramatic rise in the number and magnitude oftropical virus outbreaks among human populations. One need onlyconsider recent developments, such as the spread of chikungunyaacross southern Europe and dengue in Singapore, Brazil, and thesouthern United States, to appreciate the seriousness of thatthreat. Representing a major addition to the world literature on thesubject, Viral Infections and GlobalChange explores trends of paramount concern globally,regarding the emergence and reemergence of vector-borne andzoonotic viruses. It also provides up-to-date coverage of both theclinical aspects and basic science behind an array of specificemerging and reemerging infections, including everything from WestNile fever and Rift Valley fever to zoonotic hepatitis E and humanbunyavirus. Important topics covered include: ulstyle="line-height: 25px; margin-left: 15px; margin-top: 0px; font-family: Arial; font-size: 13.333333969116211px;" Epidemiology, molecular pathogenesis, and evolutionarymechanisms Host-pathogen interactions in an array of viral infections The impact of climate change on historical viral outbreaks The roles of socioeconomics, human behavior, and animal andhuman migrations The growing prevalence of drug and pesticide resistance The introduction of microbes and vectors through increasedtransboundary travel Spillover transmissions and the emergence of viraloutbreaks Detecting and responding to threats from bioterrorism andemerging viral infections Predictive modeling for emerging viral infections Viral Infections and Global Change is anindispensable resource for research scientists, epidemiologists,and medical and veterinary students working in ecology,environmental management, climatology, neurovirology, virology, andinfectious disease.
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Encephalitis Viruses: Advances in Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition

ScholarlyBrief

Author: N.A

Publisher: ScholarlyEditions

ISBN: 1464938210

Category: Medical

Page: 46

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Encephalitis Viruses: Advances in Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition is a ScholarlyBrief™ that delivers timely, authoritative, comprehensive, and specialized information about Encephalitis Viruses in a concise format. The editors have built Encephalitis Viruses: Advances in Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition on the vast information databases of ScholarlyNews.™ You can expect the information about Encephalitis Viruses in this eBook to be deeper than what you can access anywhere else, as well as consistently reliable, authoritative, informed, and relevant. The content of Encephalitis Viruses: Advances in Research and Treatment: 2011 Edition has been produced by the world’s leading scientists, engineers, analysts, research institutions, and companies. All of the content is from peer-reviewed sources, and all of it is written, assembled, and edited by the editors at ScholarlyEditions™ and available exclusively from us. You now have a source you can cite with authority, confidence, and credibility. More information is available at http://www.ScholarlyEditions.com/.
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