Medical Entomology: A Handbook of Medically Important Insects and other Arthropods
Author
B K Tyagi
Specifications
  • ISBN : 9789389184204
  • year : 2019
  • language : English
  • binding : Softcover
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Description
Medical Entomology has in course of time undergone a transformation from a mere traditional knowledge of the discipline to the one that stresses emphatically on harvesting a plethora of insects' infinite 'biomedical' properties. Our familiarity with the medically important insects and other arthropods has, therefore, been expanded in this book to explore unlimited biomedical significance of these tiny yet most successful creatures on earth with about four million species. In addition to having a first-hand information on the pestilent/ vectorial importance of arthropods, particularly various vector-borne infections, an ingenious attempt has been made to unveil their medicinal value in different contexts. Having au fait with the fact that environment plays a key role in regulating disease epidemiology of a given vector-borne infection, adequate emphasis is laid to trace the various pathways governing the linkages amongst the vector-pathogen-host triad. The book offers a detailed account of various poisonous and injurious arthropods, along with the venoms' action on the human being. The book should hopefully serve a good purpose to both the students of zoology and medicine as well as professional researchers. Contents: Chapter 1 - Introduction Chapter 2 - Environment and Vector-Borne Diseases, with Reference to Climatic Variability Chapter 3 - Classification and Identification of Medically Important Arthopods Chapter 4 - Major Insect Vectors and Pests of Public Health Importance: Zoogeograhy, Biology and Ecology Chapter 5 - Other Insects of Less Acknowledged Public Health Importance Chapter 6 - Non-Insect Arthropods of Medical Importance Chapter 7 - Envenomation and Vectorization in Arthropods Chapter 8 - Pest/Vector Control and Management Chapter 9 - Major Vector-Borne Diseases Prevalent in India Chapter 10 - Less Prevalent Vector-Borne Diseases Chapter 11 - Vector-Borne Diseases Recently Eradicated from India Chapter 12 - Vector-Borne Diseases Threatening to Re-Emerge in India Chapter 13 - Vector-Borne Diseases Prevalent Outside India Chapter 14 - Heamatophagus Insects and the HIV/Aids Transmission: Any Connection? Chapter 15 - Insects in Medico-Legal Investigations Chapter 16 - Mimicry in Medically Important Arthropod Groups Chapter 17 - Medicinal Insects References Glossary, Abbreviations and Acronyms Index