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Brazilian Sand Flies

Biology, Taxonomy, Medical Importance and Control

Editors: Rangel, Elizabeth F., Shaw, Jeffrey J. (Eds.)

  • The first English-language book focused on Brazilian sand flies and their medical importance
  • Proposes a novel taxonomy classification to improve species identification 
  • Discusses biological and ecological aspects as well sampling methods and leishmaniasis vector control
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About this book

This is the first English-language book dedicated to Brazilian sand flies and their medical importance. No other country has so many species of these haematophagous insects as Brazil and their diversity has reached an astonishing level. The book contains comprehensive chapters, written by Brazilian experts on their regional distribution, their ecology and their importance as vectors of pathogens and parasites. Methods for sampling, processing and preserving phlebotomines are reviewed as are perspectives on surveillance and leishmaniasis vector control. A novel classification is presented whose aim is to help investigators identify the species that they are working with more efficiently.

About the authors

Dr. Elizabeth Ferreira Rangel is a public health investigator who presently leads PAHO/WHO´s National and International reference centre on the control, surveillance, taxonomy and ecology of leishmaniasis´ vectors that is located at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation´s Oswaldo Cruz Institute in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.  She is an advisor to Brazil´s Ministry of Health and the organizer of the foundation´s Leishmaniasis reference network. Dr Rangel is a member of the Pan American Health Organization´s Leishmaniasis Control Program Expert Committee and a WHO Expert Advisor on Parasitic Diseases (Leishmaniasis).

Professor Jeffrey Jon Shaw has worked on leishmaniasis in Brazil since 1965, initially in the Amazon region, where he was based at the Instituto Evandro Chagas, Belém, Brazil. In 1994 he left Belém to take up a tenured professorship in São Paulo University´s Parasitology Department located in its Biomedical Sciences Institute.  He retired in 2008 but continues there as a Senior Professor.  He has been a member of three WHO Leishmaniasis Expert Committees, is a WHO expert advisor on Parasitic Diseases (Leishmaniasis) and an advisor to national and international research and funding agencies. Prof. Shaw is a fellow of the Brazilian Academy of Science, the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and founder and director of the International Leishmaniasis discussion group (Leish-L).  

Table of contents (11 chapters)

  • Sand Flies: Medical Importance

    Costa, Wagner Alexandre (et al.)

    Pages 1-8

  • Phlebotominae (Diptera, Psychodidae): Classification, Morphology and Terminology of Adults and Identification of American Taxa

    Galati, Eunice A. B.

    Pages 9-212

  • Molecular and Biochemical Markers for Investigating the Vectorial Roles of Brazilian Sand Flies

    Ready, Paul D. (et al.)

    Pages 213-250

  • Regional Distribution and Habitats of Brazilian Phlebotomine Species

    Aguiar, Gustavo M. (et al.)

    Pages 251-298

  • Bionomy: Biology of Neotropical Phlebotomine Sand Flies

    Brazil, Reginaldo P. (et al.)

    Pages 299-318

Buy this book

eBook £95.50
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-75544-1
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover £119.99
price for United Kingdom (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-75543-4
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Brazilian Sand Flies
Book Subtitle
Biology, Taxonomy, Medical Importance and Control
Editors
  • Elizabeth F. Rangel
  • Jeffrey J. Shaw
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-75544-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-75544-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-75543-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVIII, 494
Number of Illustrations and Tables
62 b/w illustrations, 33 illustrations in colour
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