First published in 1914, this book was written as an exploration into the role of biting flies in the transmission of disease. Attention is focused on the modes of life occupied by the insects, the means by which infections are transmitted, and preventative measures through which infection could be avoided. The text is designed to bridge the gap between entomological and medical areas, allowing for a pragmatic approach to disease prevention that acknowledges the interdependence of fields. As far as possible, the description of an infection will immediately follow that of the family concerned with its transmission. Written as the companion volume to Non-bloodsucking Flies, this is an illuminating book that will be of value to anyone with an interest in entomological studies and the history of medicine.
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- Date Published: June 2011
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9780521235648
- length: 418 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 24 mm
- weight: 0.53kg
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
2. Diptera - general description and classification
3. Biting-flies as carriers of disease
4. Orthorrhapha Nematocera
5. Family Phychodidæ (moth-flies and sand-flies)
6. Diseases carried by Phlebotomus - pappataci fever
7. Family Culicidæ (gnats or mosquitoes)
8. Culicidæ (mosquitoes) continued. Classification
9. Anopheline-transmitted diseases
11. Diseases transmitted by Culcinæ. Yellow fever, dengue, bird malaria, etc.
12. Diseases transmitted by Anophelinæ and Culcinæ. Filariasis
13. Orthorrhapha Brachycera
14. Family Tabanidæ (breeze-flies, cleggs, horse-flies, gad-flies, seroot-flies)
15. Cyclorrhapa Schizophora
16. The tsetse-flies - genus Glossina wied., 1830
17. Glossina and disease. The Trypanosomes
18. Glossina and disease (continued)
20. Infections transmitted by Stomoxys
22. Family Hippoboscidæ (tick-flies)
23. Infections transmitted by Hippoboscidæ
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