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Medical Entomology for Students
Synopses & Reviews
In the second edition of this popular student textbook, Professor Mike Service presents basic information on the recognition, biology and medical importance of arthropod vectors of disease and their control. All of the major groups of medically important arthropods are covered and all chapters have been thoroughly updated to take into account recent changes in control methodologies and the latest information on vector biology. Each chapter has its own further reading list and a useful glossary of terms has been added. A clear, concise writing style combined with numerous, accurate line illustrations makes this book easily accessible to undergraduate and graduate students of medical entomology, parasitology, tropical medicine and pest management, for whom it should be essential reading. The book is also intended as a source of information for physicians, nurses, health officials and community health workers.
Book News Annotation:
They are mites, midges, flies and fleas, but as small as they are they are responsible for overwhelming human suffering. Service (medical entomology emeritus, the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine) gives students a basic idea of the external morphology and life cycle of these arthropods amongst us, and how to keep them from killing us. Readers can choose from 20 entries ranging from the aforesaid arthropods to mosquitoes, mylasis, lice, bedbugs, triatomine bugs, cockroaches, ticks and scrub typhus mites. Service includes further reading with each entry, many illustrations, a glossary, and lists of some chemicals and microbials used in vector control. Sure in the knowledge you are itching for new information, Service has updated the majority of this edition and included the most up-to-date material on vector control.
Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
This is the essential textbook for students and teachers of medical entomology. This is a thoroughly revised edition for undergraduate and graduate students of entomology, parasitology, tropical medicine and pest management, and is also intended for physicians, nurses and community health workers. A clear, concise writing style and over 100 line illustrations aid accessibility, and a glossary of terms has been added.
Now completely revised this is the essential textbook for students and teachers of this important subject.
Since its first edition, this textbook has provided the reader with all the basic information on insects, mites and ticks that affect human health. Arthropod vectors of human diseases, such as malaria and typhus, are a continuing threat to human health. This work covers the identification and biology and ecology of these medically important arthropods and how they can be controlled. Medically important arthropods concern students of tropical medicine, parasitology and pest control. The volume is an essential reference for physicians, nurses and community health workers. Second Edition Pb (2000): 0-521-66659-7
About the Author
Mike W. Service is Emeritus Professor of Medical Entomology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, UK. He has written over 200 research papers on medical entomology and given advice and training in the field to over 50 countries.
Table of Contents
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. 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; Glossary.
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