Zientara, S ; D. Verwoerd & P-P. Pastoret (editors)
Title New Developments in Major Vector-borne Diseases - Part I : An overview. Part II : Important diseases for veterinarians
9290449799 / 9789290449799
Inventory number 979704
2015. 2 volumes. 30cm. Softbound.
Volume 1 focuses on the most important arthropod vectors (insects and ticks) and describes their taxonomy, biology, competence and development. It begins by defining ‘vector’, ‘vector-borne disease’ and ‘emerging disease’ and provides explanations that are in line with the OIE understanding of these terms. The zoonotic risks of infections transmitted by arthropod vectors are also discussed, as is the genetic resistance of certain vertebrate hosts to infection. In addition, this volume considers the influence of climatic and anthropogenic changes on the distribution of vectors and the infections they transmit. The last part of this volume focuses on surveillance and control methods for these infections.
The second volume looks at viral diseases, but also considers bacterial and parasitic diseases. The description of each disease has been updated in accordance with the most recent scientific research, focusing on epidemiology and control. Particular emphasis is placed on emerging diseases (such as infection with the Schmallenberg virus) and diseases that have a zoonotic component (such as West Nile fever). Diseases that have experienced a recent geographic expansion (bluetongue, fever due to the Chikungunya virus) are also discussed.
Two volume set.
Volume 1 pictured.
9789290449799. 9789290449805. New Developments in Major Vector-borne Diseases - Part I : An overview. Part II : Important diseases for veterinarians