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Cover for Fleas and people.

This chapter includes questions and answers on whether humans can get fleas when sharing a bed with pets, human host preference of fleas, whether fleas can kill humans, look of cat and dog flea bites on humans, allergic reaction to flea bites, cat scratch disease transmission among cats and between ...

Author(s)
Elsheikha, H. M.; Wright, I.; Dryden, M. W.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781789245486)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Ants (Hymenoptera: Formicidae).

This chapter covers the taxonomy, morphology, life cycle, behaviour, bionomics, medical and veterinary importance, prevention and control of ants (Formicidae). Focus is given on species that sting and bite, cause allergic reactions and act as intermediate hosts for liver flukes and tapeworms in man ...

Author(s)
Russell, R. C.; Otranto, D.; Wall, R. L.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640372)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Beetles (Coleoptera: Meloidae, Oedemeridae, Staphylinidae and others).

This chapter covers the taxonomy, morphology, life cycle, behaviour, bionomics, veterinary and medical importance, prevention and control of beetles (Meloidae, Oedemeridae, Staphylinidae and others). Focus is given on species that exude a vesicating fluid when disturbed or crushed, serve as...

Author(s)
Russell, R. C.; Otranto, D.; Wall, R. L.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640372)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Ticks (soft) (Acari: Argasidae).

This chapter covers the taxonomy, morphology, life cycle, behaviour, bionomics, veterinary and medical importance, prevention and control of soft ticks (Argasidae). Focus is given on their role as important parasites and vectors of various pathogens, including viruses (African swine fever virus),...

Author(s)
Russell, R. C.; Otranto, D.; Wall, R. L.
ISBN
2013 CABI (H ISBN 9781780640372)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Food allergy.

This chapter focuses on immune-mediated adverse reactions to food. It reviews the mechanisms and manifestations of food allergy and presents various foods, and their properties, that cause allergic reactions. Factors that influence susceptibility to food allergies (genetic, early exposure,...

Author(s)
Shetty, P.
ISBN
2010 CABI (H ISBN 9780851995311)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Food allergy.

This chapter describes the IgE- and non-IgE-mediated reactions to food. The symptoms, diagnosis, prevalence, prevention, management and treatment of food allergies, and the different allergenic foods and food allergens are discussed.

Author(s)
Opara, E.
ISBN
2002 CABI Publishing (H ISBN 9780851995830)
Type
Book chapter