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Arthropods as Vectors of Emerging Diseases

Author : Heinz Mehlhorn
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Global warming and globalization are the buzzwords of our time. They have nearly reached a religious status and those who deny their existence are considered modern heretics. Nevertheless, the earth has become an overcrowded village, traversable within a single day. Thus it is hardly surprising that besides persons and goods also agents of disease are easily transported daily from one end of the world to the other, threatening the health and lives of billions of humans and their animals. Agents of diseases (prions, viruses, bacteria, fungi and parasites) are not only transmitted by body contact or direct exchange of bodily fluids, but also by means of vectors which belong to the groups of licking or blood-sucking arthropods (mites, ticks, insects) that live close to humans and their houses. Without a doubt the recently accelerating globalization supports the import of agents of disease into countries where they never had been or where they had long since been eradicated, leading to a false sense of living on a “safe island.” These newly imported or reintroduced diseases – called “emerging diseases” – may lead to severe outbreaks in cases where the countries are not prepared to combat them, or in cases where viruses are introduced that cannot be controlled by medications or vaccines. Arthropods are well known vectors for the spread of diseases. Thus their invasion from foreign countries and their spreading close to human dwellings must be blocked everywhere (in donor and receptor countries) using safe and effective measures. This book presents reviews on examples of such arthropod-borne emerging diseases that lurk on the fringes of our crowded megacities. The following topics show that there is an ongoing invasion of potential vectors and that control measures must be used now in order to avoid disastrous outbreaks of mass diseases.

Infectious Diseases and Arthropods

Author : Jerome Goddard
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In this second edition of Infectious Diseases and Arthropods, Jerome Goddard summarizes the latest thinking about the biological, entomological, and clinical aspects of the major vector-borne diseases around the world. His 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. The author provides for each disease 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, Infectious Diseases and Arthropods provides physicians, infectious disease specialists, medical entomologists, and public health officials with an up-to-date, readily accessible, gold-standard reference source.

Emerging Infectious Diseases

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Animal Biodiversity and Emerging Diseases

Author : Society for Tropical Veterinary Medicine. Meeting
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This volume covers scientific topics from cellular pathogenesis to global pandemics to promote discussion and update researchers, academics, governmental and NGOs representatives, technicians, veterinarians and other professionals from the industry sector interested in tropical veterinary medicine. NOTE: Annals volumes are available for sale as individual books or as a journal. For information on institutional journal subscriptions, please visit www.blackwellpublishing.com/nyas. ACADEMY MEMBERS: Please contact the New York Academy of Sciences directly to place your order (www.nyas.org). Members of the New York Academy of Science receive full-text access to the Annals online and discounts on print volumes. Please visit www.nyas.org/membership/main.asp for more information about becoming a member.

Perspectives in Urban Entomology

Author : G. W. Frankie
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South Dakota Farm Home Research

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Hunter s Tropical Medicine and Emerging Infectious Diseases

Author : G. Thomas Strickland
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Thoroughly revised and extensively rewritten, the 8th Edition is today's most comprehensive and clinically detailed resource on tropical medicine. International authorities present the common characteristics and methods of transmission for each disease, then guide the reader through diagnosis, treatment, control, and prevention. Presents the differences between disease syndromessuch as STDs, or haematological diseasesin atropical climate a temperate one. Details the majority of tropical infectious diseases including those that are reparasitic and vector-borne in origin. Discusses poisonous plants and animals, including a completely updated chapter on snakes. Provides extensive descriptions and instructions for diagnosing parasitic diseases, including practical information on immunodiagnosis and nucleic acid detection. Illustrates key concepts with over 400 line drawings and photos. Features 27 new chapters covering Health & Nutrition Among Refugees and Displaced Persons, Environmental Health Hazards in the Tropics, Herpes Virus Infections, Viral Hepatitis, Micro-sporiosis, Nutritional Neuropathies, and much more. Covers a multitude of new topics exploring everything from anisakiasis to zinc deficiencies.

Classical Swine Fever and Emerging Diseases in Southeast Asia

Author : Australian Centre for International Agricultural Research
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The intensification of pig production industries in Southeast Asia has produced environments that may lead to an increase in the impact of formerly uncommon diseases. This publication contains the papers presented at a workshop on the subject held in Lao in 1999.

Global Aid 97 98

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Virological consequences of arbovirus introduction to novel arthropod hosts

Author : Laura Beth Goddard
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Emerging pests and vector borne diseases in Europe

Author : Willem Takken
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This is a multi-authored book concerning the perceived threat and recorded increase of emerging pests and vector-borne diseases affecting man and animals in Europe.Historically, Europe suffered from numerous pests and vector-borne diseases, including yellow fever, malaria, plague and typhus. Introduction of hygienic measures, drugs and vector control caused the disappearance of many of these diseases from Europe. In the (sub)tropics, however, many of these diseases still thrive, causing serious health problems for humans and animals. Increased trade, leading to animal and human movement and climate change cause reason to assume that several of these diseases might become re-established or allow 'new' diseases and pests to be introduced in Europe. The recent outbreaks of bluetongue virus in North-western Europe highlights this concern, requiring an effective surveillance systems for the early detection of pests and vector-borne diseases.In 24 chapters this book provides examples of the most likely pests and diseases affecting man and animals in Europe, with emphasis on ecological factors favouring these diseases and methods for prevention and intervention. The authors are recognized experts in specific fields. All chapters are peer reviewed.

Tropical Infectious Diseases

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TDR News

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New and Emerging Infectious Diseases

Author : World Association of Veterinary Microbiologists, Immunologists and Specialists in Infectious Diseases. International Symposium
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AMCA Vector Review

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Factors in the Emergence of Arbovirus Diseases

Author : Jean-François Saluzzo
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Foundations in Microbiology

Author : Kathleen P. Talaro
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VECTOR BORNE DISEASES Epidemiology and Control

Author : B.K. Tyagi
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Vector-borne diseases (e.g., malaria, filariasis, dengue, chikungunya, Japanese encepha-litis, yellow fever, leishmaniasis etc.) are today one of the major causes of human suffering, both in terms of increasing morbidity/ mortality and stunting intellectual/ economic growth. No country, whether in tropics or temperate and developed or underdeveloped, is spared from their devastating impacts. The global disease burden is nearly unfathomable and there is a necessity to ponder over this issue for developing successful mitigation and response strategies. This book, Vector-Borne Diseases: Epidemiology & Control, explores in a unique way several biological and ecological phenomena of vector-borne diseases in context with their impact on human health and economy, in addition to update our knowledge on emerging regional and global vector-borne disease scenarios, public and animal health preparedness to enhance prevention, control, and therapeutic measures by employing scientific and techn- ological advances through integrating available as well as innovative strategies to address current and future threats. This proceedings book of the 8th Int. Symp. of Vectors and Vector-borne Diseases is comprising 35 highly specialized articles on varied subjects presented in a lucid language and will hopefully serve a good purpose to all the researchers, university/ medical college UG/PG students, general public health enthusiasts/stakeholders and government officials who yearn to be updated on the subject of vector-borne diseases and are in some way or other contributing their bit towards elimination or control of these diseases.

Ecology of Insects

Author : Martin R. Speight
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Fully revised and updated to include new topical study areas, the second edition of the successful text the Ecology of Insects provides a balanced treatment of the theory and practice of pure and applied insect ecology. Includes new topical areas of insect ecology and provides greater coverage of physiological, genetic, molecular, and ecosystem aspects of insect ecology Concepts include the foundations of evolutionary ecology and population dynamics in ecosystem science as they are applied to topics such as climate change, conservation and biodiversity, epidemiology and pest management Fully updated and revised throughout, this new edition refers to primary literature and real world examples. To access the artwork from the book, please visit: http://www.blackwellpublishing.com/speightinsects.

West Nile Virus

Author : Dennis J. White
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This volume reviews and updates the state of knowledge on arboviruses in general and the West Nile Virus in particular. It includes reviews of the findings of agencies and individuals who worked on the detection, surveillance, control, treatment, management and other aspects of the West Nile Virus in the summer of 2000. The papers seek to enhance understanding of the particular problems associated with WNV, outline effective co-ordination efforts, and discuss intervention options.