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Medical Entomology for Students

5th Edition

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  • Date Published: June 2012
  • availability: In stock
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9781107668188
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  • Despite numerous scientific investigations on vector-borne human infections such as malaria, Lyme disease and typhus these diseases continue to threaten human health. Understanding the role of vectors in disease transmission, and the most appropriate control strategies, is therefore essential. This book provides information on the recognition, biology, ecology and medical importance of the arthropods that affect human health. The fifth edition of this popular textbook is completely updated and incorporates the latest strategies for controlling insects, ticks and mites. Numerous illustrations, with new colour photographs of some of the most important vectors, aid recognition. A glossary of entomological and epidemiological terms is included, along with a list of commonly used insecticides and their trade names. Clearly presented in a concise style, this text is aimed at students of medical entomology, tropical medicine, parasitology and pest control. It is also essential reading for physicians, health officials and community health workers.

    • Written in plain English and avoids jargon, ideal for students for whom English is a second language
    • Includes clearly labeled diagrams of all featured insects and arachnids
    • Glossary of technical terms aids quick and easy understanding
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    Reviews & endorsements

    Of the third edition:
    "… a very well written book that is well suited for its purpose as an introduction for students … it would serve well as a quick refresher to the subject even for experienced medical entomologists."
    The Lancet

    Of the third edition:
    "… undergraduate and postgraduate masters students can continue to rely on this affordable and reliable basic introduction to the discipline of medical entomology."

    Of the third edition:
    "This is an easy to understand introduction to the field of medical entomology for more readers than just students of biology and entomology … [another] appropriate title might be 'Medical Entomology for Health Care Providers and Public Health Practitioners'."
    Doody's Review Service

    Of the third edition:
    "… a 'must have' for those studying the discipline … a continuing strength is its frequent updating cycle and the helpful addition and revision of the further reading section."
    Richard D. Ward, Keele University

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    11th Dec 2017 by Burhanism007

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    Product details

    • Edition: 5th Edition
    • Date Published: June 2012
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9781107668188
    • length: 334 pages
    • dimensions: 228 x 152 x 17 mm
    • weight: 0.55kg
    • contains: 128 b/w illus. 32 colour illus.
    • availability: In stock
  • Table of Contents

    Preface to the first edition
    Preface to the second edition
    Preface to the third edition
    Preface to the fourth edition
    Preface to the fifth edition
    1. Introduction to mosquitoes (Culicidae)
    2. Anopheline mosquitoes (Anophelinae)
    3. Culicine mosquitoes (Culicinae)
    4. Black flies (Simuliidae)
    5. Phlebotomine sand flies (Phlebotominae)
    6. Biting midges (Ceratopogonidae)
    7. Horse flies (Tabanidae)
    8. Tsetse flies (Glossinidae)
    9. House flies and stable flies (Muscidae) and latrine flies (Fanniidae)
    10. Flies and myiasis
    11. Fleas (Siphonaptera)
    12. Sucking lice (Anoplura)
    13. Bedbugs (Cimicidae)
    14. Triatomine bugs (Triatominae)
    15. Cockroaches (Blattaria)
    16. Soft ticks (Argasidae)
    17. Hard ticks (Ixodidae)
    18. Scabies mites (Sarcoptidae)
    19. Scrub typhus mites (Trombiculidae)
    20. Miscellaneous mites
    Appendix: names of some chemicals and microbials used in vector control
    Glossary of common terms relevant to medical entomology
    Select bibliography

  • Instructors have used or reviewed this title for the following courses

    • Biology of Insects and Spiders
    • Junior Seminar - Physiology of Reproduction/Behavior
    • Medical Entomology
  • Author

    Mike Service, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine
    Mike Service is a world authority on medical entomology and has over 50 years experience of research and teaching in the field. He is Emeritus Professor of Medical Entomology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine. In 1997 he was awarded the Sir Rickard Christophers medal by the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and in 2002 the Harry Hoogstraal Medal by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, for research on medical vectors.

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