Arthropod vectors of human infections, such as malaria, filariasis, West Nile virus, Lyme disease and typhus, are a continuing threat to human health. Medical Entomology for Students provides basic information on the recognition, biology, ecology, and medical importance of the arthropods that affect human health. The fourth edition of this popular textbook is completely updated, and now incorporates the latest strategies for controlling insects, ticks and mites. Extensive illustrations, with new colour photographs of some of the most important vectors and pests, will assist readers in recognizing arthropods such as mosquitoes, flies, and myiasis causing larvae. With a clear presentation and concise style, this text is specifically aimed at students of medical entomology, tropical medicine, parasitology, and pest control. It will also be essential reading for physicians, nurses, health officials, and community health workers
Table of Contents
Preface to the fourth edition; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction to mosquitoes (Culicidae); 2. Anopheline mosquitoes (Anophelinae); 3. Culicine mosquitoes (Culicinae); 4. Black-flies (Simuliidae); 5. Phlebotomine sand-flies (Phlebotominae); 6. Biting midges (Ceratopogonidae); 7. Horse-flies (Tabanidae); 8. Tsetse-flies (Glossinidae); 9. House-flies and stable-flies (Muscidae) and latrine-flies (Fanniidae); 10. Flies and myiasis; 11. Fleas (Siphonaptera); 12. Lice (Anoplura); 13. Bedbugs (Cimicidae); 14. Triatomine bugs (Triatominae); 15. Cockroaches (Blattaria); 16. Soft ticks (Argasidae); 17. Hard ticks (lxodidae); 18. Scabies mites (Sarcoptidae); 19. Scrub typhus mites (Trombiculidae); 20. Miscellaneous mites; Appendix. Names of some chemicals and microbials used in vector control; Glossary of common terms relevant to medical entomology; Select bibliography; Index.
Mike Service is a world authority on medical entomology, with fifty years' experience of research and teaching. He is Emeritus Professor of Medical Entomology at the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, and has written over 200 research papers on medical entomology. In 1997 he was awarded the Sir Rickard Christophers medal by the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, and in 2002 the Harry Hoogstraal Medal by the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Parasitology, for research on medical vectors.