Infectious Disease

Infectious Diseases and Arthropods

Authors: Goddard, Jerome

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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. At a time when vector-borne diseases are spreading evermore 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.

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From the reviews of the second edition:

"The book provides practical information on personal protective measures and techniques for removing attached ticks. The brief chapter"Why Mosquitoes Cannot Transmit HIV" was particularly interesting, given the epidemic of HIV in areas of the world with high rate of other mosquito-borne diseases. The text also provided several interesting accounts of early experiments and events leading to important discoveries in understanding yellow fever and Lyme disease."-Family Medicine

"Two useful appendixes on signs and symptoms and on diagnostic tests are included....this book is probably of most use to physicians and administrators associated with health agencies and researchers from other fields who are interested in increasing their understanding of the biology of vector-borne diseases. It provides information about the ecology and biology of disease beyond the technical details that are readily available in other sources."-Quarterly Review of Biology

"This book, the second edition, addresses diseases caused by arthropods from an entomological standpoint. … The book is indexed and is profusely illustrated with drawings and black-and-white photographs. … this book fulfils a useful function for clinicians. Because there are no obvious competitors in this particular field, there is every reason to think that this updated second edition will also be successful." (Jeremy Gray, Clinical Infectious Diseases, Vol. 49, July, 2009)


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Infectious Diseases and Arthropods
Authors
Series Title
Infectious Disease
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media New York
eBook ISBN
978-1-59259-721-5
DOI
10.1007/978-1-59259-721-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XVI, 231
Number of Illustrations
103 b/w illustrations
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