Vector- and Rodent-Borne Diseases in Europe and North America: Distribution, Public Health Burden, and Control

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Cambridge University Press, Nov 2, 2006 - Science
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A significant number of diseases are carried by insects, ticks, mites and rodents, and these diseases are far more common than is often realised. New diseases are regularly discovered and are becoming increasingly widespread, in part due to increased global travel and possibly even climate change. In this exciting new volume Norman Gratz, former Director, Division of Vector Biology and Control, World Health Organisation, reviews the distribution of all currently identified vector and rodent-borne diseases in Europe, the USA and Canada. Each type of infection is presented by group, covering incidence and prevalence, costs and public health burdens. Basic vector biology and control is described in detail and an extensive bibliography is provided to aid readers seeking further information. With its comprehensive coverage and detail, this book is set to become the standard reference for anyone working on vector- and rodent-borne diseases in medical entomology, zoology, epidemiology and public health.
  

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Contents

Section 1
5
Section 2
9
Section 3
10
Section 4
33
Section 5
52
Section 6
55
Section 7
59
Section 8
69
Section 20
177
Section 21
185
Section 22
190
Section 23
207
Section 24
211
Section 25
214
Section 26
216
Section 27
217

Section 9
74
Section 10
75
Section 11
78
Section 12
83
Section 13
89
Section 14
149
Section 15
154
Section 16
156
Section 17
159
Section 18
161
Section 19
163
Section 28
220
Section 29
228
Section 30
233
Section 31
236
Section 32
259
Section 33
267
Section 34
269
Section 35
279
Section 36
298
Section 37
306

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