Infectious Diseases and Arthropods

ISBN-10: 1603273999

ISBN-13: 9781603273992

Edition: 2nd 2008

Authors: Jerome Goddard

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This text summarizes the latest thinking about the biological, entomological and clinical aspects of the major vector-borne diseases around the World. It covers mosquito-, tick-, and flea-borne diseases among others.
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Humana Press
Publication date: 10/14/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 251
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

Preface
Acknowledgments
Arthropods and Human Health
Arthropods and Health
Classification of Arthropods
Insects
Spiders
Mites and Ticks
Scorpions
Centipedes and Millipedes
Medical Importance of Arthropods
Historical Aspects of Medically Important Arthropods
Direct Effects on Health
Indirect Effects on Health
Dynamics of Arthropod-Borne Diseases
Mechanical vs Biological Transmission of Pathogens
Mechanical Transmission
Biological Transmission
Vector Competence
Incrimination of Vectors: A Complicated Issue
Major Arthropod-Borne Diseases
Mosquito-Borne Diseases
Basic Mosquito Biology
Malaria
Introduction
The Disease and Its Diagnosis
The Causative Agent and Life Cycle
Mosquito Vectors and Behavior
Malaria Treatment and Control
Mosquito-Transmitted Encephalitis Viruses
Introduction and General Comments
Eastern Equine Encephalitis (EEE)
St. Louis Encephalitis (SLE)
West Nile Encephalitis (WNV)
Other Mosquito-Borne Viruses
Dengue Fever
Introduction
Spread of the Virus
Clinical and Laboratory Characteristics
Treatment, Prevention, and Control
Yellow Fever (YF)
Introduction and Medical Significance
Brief History of Yellow Fever
Jungle vs Urban YF Cycles
Treatment and Prevention
Lymphatic Filariasis
Introduction and Medical Significance
Clinical and Laboratory Findings
Ecology of Lymphatic Filariasis
Other Human-Infesting Filarial Worms
Tick-Borne Diseases
Basic Tick Biology
Rocky Mountain-Spotted Fever (RMSF)
Introduction
Clinical and Laboratory Aspects of RMSF
Ecology of RMSF
Prevention and Treatment of RMSF
American Boutonneuse Fever (ABF)
Introduction and Background
Clinical and Laboratory Description of a Case of ABF
Ecology of ABF
Prevention and Treatment of ABF
Other Spotted Fever Group Rickettsioses
Boutonneuse Fever
African Tick-Bite Fever
Siberian Tick Typhus
Queensland Tick Typhus
Ehrlichiosis
Introduction
Clinical and Laboratory Findings
Ecology of Ehrlichiosis
Treatment and Control of Ehrlichiosis
Lyme Disease
Introduction
Background and Historical Information
Clinical and Laboratory Findings
Ecology of LD
Treatment
Tularemia
Introduction and Medical Significance of Tularemia
Clinical and Laboratory Findings
Arthropod Transmission of the Tularemia Organism
Treatment
Human Babesiosis
Introduction and Medical Significance
Clinical and Laboratory Findings
Species of Babesia and Their Ecology
Treatment and Control
Viruses Transmitted by Ticks
Introduction
Tick-Borne Encephalitis (TBE)
Colorado Tick Fever (CTF)
Tick-Borne Relapsing Fever (TBRF)
Introduction and Medical Significance
Clinical and Laboratory Findings
The Etiologic Agent and Its Relationship to Louse-Borne Relapsing Fever
Ecology of TBRF
Treatment and Control
Tick Paralysis
Introduction and Medical Significance
Clinical Features
Ticks Involved and Mechanism of Paralysis
Prevention and Treatment
Flea-Borne Diseases
Basic Flea Biology
Plague
Introduction and Clinical Presentation
History
Ecology of Plague
Diagnosis and Treatment
Murine Typhus
Introduction and Medical Significance
Clinical and Laboratory Findings
Ecology of Murine Typhus
Treatment
Cat-Scratch Disease (CSD)
Introduction and Clinical Presentation
Reservoirs and Mode(s) of Transmission
Treatment
Sand Fly-Transmitted Diseases
Basic Sand Fly Biology
Leishmaniasis
Introduction and Medical Significance
Clinical Manifestations and Diagnosis
Ecology of Leishmaniasis
Treatment and Control of Leishmaniasis
Other Sand Fly-Transmitted Diseases
Bartonellosis (Carrion's Disease)
Sand Fly Fever
Miscellaneous Vector-Borne Diseases
Chagas' Disease
Introduction and Medical Significance
Clinical and Laboratory Findings
Ecology of Chagas' Disease and Its Vectors
Treatment, Prevention, and Control
African Sleeping Sickness
Introduction and Medical Significance
Clinical and Laboratory Findings
Ecology of African Sleeping Sickness and Its Vectors
Treatment, Prevention, and Control
Onchocerciasis
Introduction and Medical Significance
Clinical and Laboratory Findings
Ecology of Onchocerciasis and Its Vectors
Treatment, Prevention, and Control
Scrub Typhus (ST)
Introduction and Medical Significance
Clinical and Laboratory Findings
Ecology of ST and Its Vectors
Treatment, Prevention, and Control
Louse-Borne Infections
General and Medical Importance of Body Lice
Epidemic Typhus
Trench Fever
Louse-Borne Relapsing Fever (LBRF)
Treatment, Prevention, and Control of Louse-Borne Diseases
Bed Bugs: Do They Transmit Diseases?
Introduction and Bed Bug Biology
Bed Bugs and Disease Transmission
Why Mosquitoes and Other Arthropods Cannot Transmit HIV
Other Arthropod-Caused or -Related Problems
Brown Recluse Bites: Facts and Fables
Introduction and Biology
Facts and Fables About Brown Recluse Bites
Differential Diagnosis
Treatment of Bites
Fire Ant Attacks on Humans
The Problem
Effects of the Venom
Infectious Complications
Protecting Patients in Health Care Facilities from Ant Attacks
Medical Conditions Caused by Arthropod Stings or Bites
Introduction and Medical Significance
Pathogenesis
Mouthpart Types
Sting Apparatus
Direct Damage to Tissue
Infectious Complications
Clues to Recognizing Insect Bites or Stings
Diagnosis
Summary and Conclusions
Myiasis
Introduction and Medical Significance
Accidental Myiasis
Facultative Myiasis
Obligate Myiasis
Contributing Factors
Accidental Myiasis
Facultative Myiasis
Obligate Myiasis
Myiasis in Clinical Practice
Differential Diagnosis
Prevention, Treatment, and Control
Imaginary Insect or Mite Infestations
Introduction and Medical Significance
Clinical Aspects and Contributing Factors
Differential Diagnosis
Treatment Strategies
Signs and Symptoms of Arthropod-Borne Diseases
Diagnostic Tests Used in Arthropod-Borne Diseases
Agglutination
Complement Fixation
Direct Fluorescent Antibody
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay (ELISA)
Hemagglutination Inhibition (HI)
Immunohistochemistry (IHC)
Indirect Fluorescent Antibody (IFA)
Leishmanin (Montenegro Test)
Mazzotti
Neutralization
Polymerase Chain Reaction (PCR)
Index
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