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Ixodes persulcatus, the main vector of tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) virus and the Lyme disease spirochaete, Borrelia burgdorferi, populates southern taiga forests of Russia from the Baltic Sea to the Pacific Ocean. For about 30 years, from the beginning of the 1950s until the end of the 1970s,...

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Uspensky, I.
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Review of Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 1996, 84, 10, pp 679-689

The role of biting or bloodsucking pests such as lice, bedbugs and fleas in the transmission of human pathogens is well known. The role of other arthropod pests such as cockroaches, ants and fleas is less clear. There is much evidence that they carry a wide range of pathogenic organisms but whether ...

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Healing, T. D.
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Review of Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 1995, 83, 5, pp 225-234

Arboviruses are active annually in Australia. Although some such as Murray Valley encephalitis (MVE) virus are responsible for only occasional human infections and dengue is restricted to the northeast of the continent, Ross River (RR) virus infects from hundreds to thousands of humans nationwide...

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Russell, R. C.
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Review of Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 1995, 83, 4, pp 141-158

The main motive for using personal protection methods against biting arthropods has been avoidance of nuisance, but there is now evidence for a major impact of pyrethroid impregnated bednets on malaria transmission by anopheline mosquitoes. They have their effect both by protection of the...

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Curtis, C. F.
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Review of Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 1992, 80, 10, pp 543-553

Knowledge of the ecology of the house dust mites (Pyroglyphidae, especially Dermatophagoides spp.) has advanced slowly and sporadically since its beginnings in the 1960s. This review traces the development of the subject, highlighting key discoveries that have led to these advances. It includes a...

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Colloff, M. J.
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Review of Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 1991, 79, 11/12, pp 611-630

This review addresses aspects of the biology of I. ricinus which have received much attention, but which still give rise to confusion and lack of agreement. The necessity to clarify this subject has become more urgent since the incrimination of members of the I. ricinus species complex as among the ...

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Gray, J. S.
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Review of Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 1991, 79, 6, pp 323-333