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Vector- And Rodent-Borne Diseases of Europe and North America Distribution, Public Health Burden, and Control

ISBN-10: 0521854474

ISBN-13: 9780521854474

Edition: 2006

Authors: Norman G. Gratz

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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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Book details

List price: $196.00
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/2/2006
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 410
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 2.134
Language: English

Acknowledgements
Tribute to the author
Preface
Introduction
The vector- and rodent-borne diseases of Europe
Vector and rodent-borne diseases in European history
The arboviruses
The mosquito-borne arboviruses of Europe
West Nile Virus
Batai virus (Calovo virus)
Ockelbo virus
Inkoo virus
Tahyna virus
Usutu virus
Dengue virus
Mosquito-borne diseases of Europe - malaria
Recrudescence of autochthonous malaria in Europe
The problem of imported malaria in Europe
Imported malaria in other countries of Europe
Airport malaria
Mosquito-borne filarial infections
The public health importance of dirofilariasis
Sandfly-borne diseases
Sandfly-borne diseases - viruses
Sandfly fever in Europe
Sandfly-borne diseases - Leishmaniasis
Distribution and incidence of visceral leishmaniasis
Cutaneous leishmaniasis
Leishmaniasis/HIV
The sandfly vectors of leishmaniasis in Europe
Conclusions on the public health importance of leishmaniasis in Europe
Ceratopogonidae - biting midge-borne diseases
Dipteran-caused infections - myiasis
The flea-borne diseases
Plague
Flea-borne rickettsial diseases
The ELB agent
Cat scratch disease
The louse-borne diseases
Louse-borne rickettsial diseases
Trench fever
Louse-borne relapsing fever
Body louse infestations
Head louse infestations
Pubic louse infestations
Tick-borne diseases of Europe
Tick-borne viruses
Bhanja virus
Thogoto virus
Dhori virus
Tribec virus
Tettnang virus
Eyach virus
Tick-borne bacterial infections
Tick-borne relapsing fever
Lyme disease
Tick-borne rickettsial infections
Other spotted fever rickettsiae in Europe
Ehrlichiosis
Q Fever
Babesiosis
The public health importance of babesiosis
Tularaemia
Tick paralysis
Mite-borne infections and infestations
Scabies
Rickettsial pox
Mites and allergies
Cockroaches and allergies
Vector-borne disease problems associated with introduced vectors in Europe
Factors augmenting the incidence, prevalence and distribution of vector-borne diseases in Europe
Ecological changes
The potential effect of climate change on vector-borne diseases in Europe
The rodent-borne diseases of Europe
The hantaviruses
Puumala virus
Dobrava virus
Saaremaa virus
Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus
Bacterial diseases
Rat bite fever
Rodent-borne salmonellosis
Protozoal diseases
Rodent-borne cestode infections
Rodent-borne nematode infections
Conclusions
The economic impact and burden of vector- and rodent-borne diseases in Europe
Costs associated with arboviruses
Costs associated with malaria resurgence in Europe
Costs associated with imported malaria
Costs associated with mosquito control
Costs associated with lice and scabies control
Costs associated with Lyme disease
Conclusions
The vector- and rodent-borne diseases of North America
Vector- and rodent borne diseases in the history of the USA and Canada
The arboviruses
Epidemic or louse-borne typhus
Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Malaria
The mosquito-borne arboviruses
Togoviridae
Flaviviridae
Bunyaviridae
Conclusions on the public health importance of arboviruses in the USA and Canada
Mosquito-borne diseases - malaria
Conclusions on the public health importance of malaria in the USA and Canada
Mosquito-borne filarial infections
The public health importance of dirofilariasis
Sandfly-borne diseases
The phleboviruses
Leishmaniasis
Ceratopogonidae - biting midge-borne diseases
Dipteran caused infections - myiasis
Flea-borne diseases
Plague
Flea-borne rickettsial diseases
Cat scratch disease (CSD)
The louse-borne diseases
Louse-borne or epidemic typhus
Trench fever
Body louse infestations
Head louse infestations
Pubic louse infestations
Triatomine-borne diseases
American trypanosomiasis or Chagas disease
Chagas disease vectors
Chagas disease reservoir hosts
The public health importance of Chagas disease in the USA
Tick-borne diseases of the USA and Canada
Tick-borne viruses
Powassan virus
Tick-borne bacterial infections
Lyme disease
Conclusions on the public health importance of Lyme disease in the USA and Canada
Southern tick-associated rash illness
Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Reservoir hosts of Rocky Mountain spotted fever
Conclusions regarding Rocky Mountain spotted-fever
Ehrlichiosis
Q fever
Babesiosis
Tularaemia
Tick paralysis
Mite-borne infections and infestations
Scabies
Rickettsial pox
Mites and allergies
Cockroaches and allergies
The public health importance of cockroach allergies
Factors augmenting the incidence, prevalence and distribution of vector-borne diseases in the USA and Canada
The effect of ecological changes
The possible effects of climate change
Vector-borne disease problems associated with introduced vectors
The rodent-borne diseases of the USA and Canada
The hantaviruses
Rodent reservoir hosts
Arenaviruses
Leptospirosis
Rat-bite fever
Salmonellosis
Toxoplasmosis
Cestode infections
Nematode infections - trichinosis
Conclusions
The economic impact of vector- and rodent-borne diseases in the USA and Canada
Eastern equine encephalitis
La Crosse encephalitis
St. Louis encephalitis
West Nile virus
Dengue
Imported malaria
Lice infestations
Scabies infestations
Lyme disease
Mosquito control
Conclusions
Conclusions on the burden of the vector and rodent-borne diseases in Europe, the USA and Canada
References
Index