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 Arthropodsprovides 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:251 pages, 23.5 × 15.5 × 0.01 inPublished:November 19, 2010Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:1617378941

ISBN - 13:9781617378942

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Table of Contents

Arthropods and Human Health.- Arthropods and Health.- Dynamics of Arthropod-Borne Diseases.- Major Arthropod-Borne Diseases.- Mosquito-Borne Diseases.- Tick-Borne Diseases.- Flea-Borne Diseases.- Sand Fly-Transmitted Diseases.- Miscellaneous Vector-Borne Diseases.- Bed Bugs: Do They Transmit Diseases?.- Why Mosquitoes and Other Arthropods Cannot Transmit HIV.- Other Arthropod-Caused or -Related Problems.- Brown Recluse Bites: Facts and Fables.- Fire Ant Attacks on Humans.- Medical Conditions Caused by Arthropod Stings or Bites.- Myiasis.- Imaginary Insect or Mite Infestations.

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)