Infectious Diseases and Arthropods by Jerome GODDARDInfectious Diseases and Arthropods by Jerome GODDARD

Infectious Diseases and Arthropods

byJerome GODDARD

Paperback | November 19, 2010

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Emerging infectious diseases continue to increase both in incidence and geographic distribution worldwide. Many of these diseases are vector-borne, including malaria (re-emerging), West Nile virus, Lyme disease, American boutonneuse fever (a new rickettsial disease), and others. For example, Chikungunya, a mosquito-borne disease, recently caused over 150,000 cases on one small island in the Indian Ocean. Many scientists fear that Chikungunya will soon spread to the New World in a manner similar to WNV. This book will be a succinct reference for the very important interface between infectious diseases and medical entomology.Jerome Goddard summarizes the latest thinking about the biological, entomological, and clinical aspects of the major vector-borne diseases around the world. The 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. This new edition is updated with the latest research findings and current theories about infectious disease and arthropods. Numerous new, high quality line drawings and photographs of offending arthropods and the lesions they cause are also included. At a time when vector-borne diseases have increased their spread, 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.
Title:Infectious Diseases and ArthropodsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:267 pages, 9.25 × 6.1 × 0 inPublished:November 19, 2010Publisher:Humana PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1617378941

ISBN - 13:9781617378942

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Table of Contents

I Arthropods and Human Health.- Arthropods and Health.- Classification of Arthropods.- Medical Importance of Arthropods.- Dynamics of Arthropod-Borne Diseases.- Mechanical vs Biological Transmission of Pathogens.- Vector Competence.- II Major Arthropod-Borne Diseases.- Mosquito-Borne Diseases.- Basic Mosquito Biology.- Malaria.- Mosquito-Transmitted Encephalitis Viruses.- Dengue Fever.- Yellow Fever (YF).- Lymphatic Filariasis.- Other Human-Infesting Filarial Worms.- Tick-Borne Diseases.- Basic Tick Biology.- Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever (RMSF).- Other Spotted Fever Rickettsioses.- Ehrlichiosis.- Lyme Disease.- Tularemia.- Human Babesiosis.- Viruses Transmitted by Ticks.- Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever (TBRF).- Tick Paralysis.- Flea-Borne Diseases.- Basic Flea Biology.- Plague.- Murine Typhus.- Cat-Scratch Disease (CSD).- Sand Fly-Transmitted Diseases.- Basic Sand Fly Biology.- Leishmaniasis.- Other Sand Fly-Transmitted Diseases.- Miscellaneous Vector-Borne Diseases.- Chagas' Disease.- African Sleeping Sickness.- Onchocerciasis.- Scrub Typhus (ST).- Louse-Borne Infections.- Bed Bugs - Do They Transmit Disease Agents?- Introduction and Bed Bug Biology.- Bed Bugs and Disease Transmission.- Why Mosquitoes and Other Arthropods Cannot Transmit HIV.- Brown Recluse Bites: Facts and Fables.- Introduction and Biology.- Facts and Fables about Brown Recluse Bites.- Treatment of Bites.- Fire Ant Attacks on Humans.- The Problem.- Effects of the Venom.- Infectious Complications.- Protecting Patients in Health Care Facilities from Ant Attacks.- Medical Conditions Caused by Arthropod Stings or Bites.- Introduction and Medical Significance.- Pathogenesis.- Clues to Recognizing Insect Bites or Stings.- Summary and Conclusions.- Myiasis.- Introduction and Medical Significance.- Contributing Factors.- Myiasis in Clinical Practice.- Prevention, Treatment, and Control.- Imaginary Insect or Mite Infestations.- Introduction and Medical Significance.- Clinical Aspects and Contributing Factors.- Differential Diagnosis.- Treatment Strategies.- Appendix A: Signs and Symptoms of Arthropod-Borne Diseases.- Appendix B: Diagnostic Tests Used in Arthropod-Borne Diseases.- Agglutination.- Complement Fixation.- Direct Fluorescent Antibody.- Enzyme Immunoassay (EIA).- Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA).- Hemagglutination Inhibition (HI).- Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFA).- Leishmanin (Montenegro Test).- Mazzotti.- Neutralization.- Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR).- Index.

Editorial Reviews

From the reviews of the second edition:"In this book Jerome Goddard, a medical entomologist, gives a brief summary of many . conditions and the vectors that transmit them. . I think this is a useful book . and I shall use it as a quick reference source when I need to refresh my memory on many of the conditions described. It is also readable and accessible for the non-specialist, potentially suiting clinicians, nurse specialists, and environmental health practitioners." (Ian F. Burgess, Public Health, Vol. 123, September/October, 2009)"Sections dealing with differential diagnosis for some infections, and treatment is dealt with briefly; too briefly to be useful to physicians . . 'to provide physicians as well as entomologists and other interested parties with a reference on the biological and entomological aspects of infectious diseases'. . interests of most physicians and entomologists. . I applaud the original articles as a means of informing a more general audience of physicians and entomologists . this book meets it objectives as a work of reference." (Harold Townson, Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol. 103, October, 2009)