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Cover for Insect-borne diseases.

This chapter describes the 2 main groups of disease-transmitting mosquitoes (anophelines and culicines) and arbovirus infections grouped into 3 symptom complexes: those producing mainly fever or arthritis (Chikungunya, O'nyong-nyong, West Nile, Orungo, Oropouche and Ross River fevers and Zika);...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395245)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for List of communicable diseases.

This chapter presents an alphabetical list of infectious diseases together with their aetiology (arboviruses, bacteria, ectoparasites, fungi, helminths (but not nematodes), nematodes, prions, protozoa, rickettsiae, spirochaetes, toxins and other viruses), clinical features, mode of transmission,...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2020 CABI (H ISBN 9781786395245)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Climate change and vectorborne diseases in the urban ecosystem in India.

This chapter explores the impact of climate change on the ecology and breeding behaviour of mosquito vectors and on the transmission of mosquito-borne diseases (MBDs) in urban areas of India. These MBDs include malaria, dengue, chikungunya, and lymphatic filariasis. The different climatic zones in...

Author(s)
Dhiman, R. C.; Poonam Singh
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645377)
Type
Book chapter
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Cover for Climate change and its effect on urban mosquitoes in South America.

This chapter reviews available evidence on the impact of climate change on the distribution of urban mosquitoes in South America, and on the transmission of mosquito-borne diseases of humans and animals. The following vector-pathogen pairs are covered: Aedes and arboviruses (e.g. Dengue virus,...

Author(s)
Lima-Camara, T. N. de; Honório, N. A.
ISBN
2017 CABI (H ISBN 9781780645377)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Animal-human transmission models.

This chapter describes animal-human transmission (mathematical) models that aim to relate human disease frequency to the animal reservoir, providing a mechanism for the comparison of the effectiveness of interventions in humans and animals. Brucellosis, rabies, mosquito-borne diseases (e.g. Rift...

Author(s)
Zinsstag, J.; Fuhrimann, S.; Hattendorf, J.; Chitnis, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780643410)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Eden's Garden of South America.

This chapter reviews the history of human colonization of the abundant land of South America, and the subsequent introduction of Old World diseases, such as malaria and yellow fever, in the region, particularly through international slave trade. A brief description of the transmission route and...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781780646824)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Regional animal health programmes.

The aim of this chapter is to provide an understanding of the key epidemiological concepts involved in the development and implementation of effective national or regional animal health programmes.

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Introduction to risk analysis.

In this chapter the framework for risk analysis in livestock health and biosecurity is presented. Highlights focus on the risk analysis of infection entering the country that imports cattle or horses infected with infectious disease such as foot-and-mouth disease and African horse sickness.

Author(s)
Sergeant, E.; Perkins, N.
ISBN
2015 CABI (H ISBN 9781845936839)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Insect-borne diseases.

This chapter focuses on infectious diseases that are transmitted by flying insects such as mosquitoes, Simulium spp., tsetse flies, sandflies, and reduviid bugs. These diseases include: arboviral diseases presenting mainly as fever or arthritis (Chikungunya, O'nyong-nyong, West Nile, Orungo,...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647425)
Type
Book chapter
CABI Book Chapter Info
Cover for Ectoparasite zoonoses.

Ectoparasites are non-flying vectors of disease, such as fleas, lice and ticks. They are responsible for an important group of zoonoses, which are often associated with animals in which the reservoir of infection is found. Because of the close interrelationship between the ectoparasite and the...

Author(s)
Webber, R.
ISBN
2016 CABI (H ISBN 9781780647425)
Type
Book chapter

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