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

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  • 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.

    • Describes the epidemiology of the vector- and rodent-borne diseases and the insects, ticks, mites and rodents that transmit them
    • Creates an awareness of the public health importance and the burden of the diseases described
    • An extensive bibliography is provided for anyone requiring more detailed information
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    "Present[s] a nice review for public health professionals who have one last chance to pick the brain of one of the best in the business."
    Marc Klowden, Entomological Society of America

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    • Date Published: December 2006
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511254819
    • contains: 10 b/w illus. 12 tables
    • availability: Adobe Reader ebooks available from eBooks.com
  • Table of Contents

    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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    Norman G. Gratz, World Health Organization, Geneva

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