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Public health entomology / Jerome Goddard.

By: Goddard, Jerome.
Material type: materialTypeLabelBookCall no.: MED WA 2013 637218Publication: Boca Raton, FL : CRC Press, c2013Description: xix, 210 p. : ill.ISBN: 9781439848814 (hardback); 1439848815 (hardback).Subject(s): Insects as carriers of disease | Entomology
Contents:
Essentials of public health and entomology. History of medical entomology and public health -- Pest control in modern public health -- Setting up a public health entomology program -- Vector-borne disease surveillance -- Regulatory and political challenges -- Public health entomology preparedness -- Operational research opportunities in public health entomology -- Where to go for help -- Some of the primary pests and conditions of public health importance. Mosquitoes -- Ticks -- Fleas -- Lice -- Sand flies -- Tsetse flies -- Black flies -- Bed bugs -- Kissing bugs -- Mites -- Pests involved in mechanical disease transmission -- Arthropod bites or stings -- Fly larvae in humans (myiasis).
Summary: "Increasing problems of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, brought about, at least in part, by vectors fueled by increased worldwide travel and commerce, make this a highly timely book for anyone in the public practice of medical and veterinary entomology, including entomologists, public health officials, and pest control technicians and managers. Employing a reader-friendly style with bulleted texts, scenarios, and case history boxes, it targets the major vectors and pests of medical and public health importance, addresses regulatory and academic medical entomology, and discusses disease vector control with worldwide application"--Provided by publisher.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.

Essentials of public health and entomology. History of medical entomology and public health -- Pest control in modern public health -- Setting up a public health entomology program -- Vector-borne disease surveillance -- Regulatory and political challenges -- Public health entomology preparedness -- Operational research opportunities in public health entomology -- Where to go for help -- Some of the primary pests and conditions of public health importance. Mosquitoes -- Ticks -- Fleas -- Lice -- Sand flies -- Tsetse flies -- Black flies -- Bed bugs -- Kissing bugs -- Mites -- Pests involved in mechanical disease transmission -- Arthropod bites or stings -- Fly larvae in humans (myiasis).

"Increasing problems of emerging and re-emerging infectious diseases, brought about, at least in part, by vectors fueled by increased worldwide travel and commerce, make this a highly timely book for anyone in the public practice of medical and veterinary entomology, including entomologists, public health officials, and pest control technicians and managers. Employing a reader-friendly style with bulleted texts, scenarios, and case history boxes, it targets the major vectors and pests of medical and public health importance, addresses regulatory and academic medical entomology, and discusses disease vector control with worldwide application"--Provided by publisher.

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