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Parasitology Research Monographs

Mosquito-borne Diseases

Implications for Public Health

Editors: Benelli, Giovanni, Mehlhorn, Heinz (Eds.)

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  • Enriches understanding of pathogen transmission of mosquito-borne diseases
  • Covers a broad spectrum of agents with public health importance
  • Discusses protection methods against vectors and pathogens
  • Explains behavioural and morphologic specialisation of blood sucking species
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This book gathers contributions by 39 international specialists on well-known but neglected mosquito-borne diseases. The authors highlight pathogens that are increasingly being spread worldwide by various mosquito species, a situation worsened further by migration and tourism.
The book addresses significant agents of diseases like AIDS, dengue, Zika virus, malaria and even cancer, and the risk of transmission via mosquito-related vectors. In addition, it examines important means of preventing the outbreak of related diseases by using insecticides and/or repellents.
A particular focus is on the unique and sophisticated mouthparts of bloodsucking species, which allow them to feed on blood in an undisturbed manner, and by means of which agents of disease can enter potential human and animal hosts.
In brief, the book provides a broad range of information for a wide readership, including graduates, teachers and researchers in the fields of parasitology, virology, tropical medicine and microbiology, as well as practitioners and healthcare officials.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Introduction I: Personal Insights in the Problem: What Remains to Be Done

    Pages 1-3

    Benelli, Giovanni

  • Introduction II: Why Are Mosquitoes and Other Bloodsuckers Dangerous? Adaptations of Life Cycles and Behavior

    Pages 5-8

    Mehlhorn, Heinz

  • Mosquito Transmission of HIV: Rare or Not Possible?

    Pages 9-21

    Nora, Diehl

  • Dengue: A Silent Killer, a Worldwide Threat

    Pages 23-39

    Sakinah, S. (et al.)

  • Vector Potential of Mosquito Species (Diptera: Culicidae) Occurring in Central Europe

    Pages 41-68

    Kampen, Helge (et al.)

Buy this book

eBook $139.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-319-94075-5
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $179.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-319-94074-8
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mosquito-borne Diseases
Book Subtitle
Implications for Public Health
Editors
  • Giovanni Benelli
  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Series Title
Parasitology Research Monographs
Series Volume
10
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-94075-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-94075-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-94074-8
Series ISSN
2192-3671
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
VI, 354
Number of Illustrations
57 b/w illustrations, 68 illustrations in colour
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