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AuthorBusvine, James R. author
TitleDisease Transmission by Insects [electronic resource] : Its Discovery and 90 Years of Effort to Prevent it / by James R. Busvine
ImprintBerlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg, 1993
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Descript XII, 361 p. online resource


About 100 years ago, it was dicovered that insects transmit grave, mainly tropical diseases - very much to the astonishment of the physicians of that time, who saw this as a new, possibly easy, way of eradicating the diseases by exterminating the vectors. For some years, DDT and other then new insecticides achieved great improvements, but subsequently serious setbacks emerged: insecticide-resistance and anxiety about toxicity to man and animals. In the past twenty years, serious efforts have been made tofind alternatives, with varying degrees of success


1: The Discovery of Unsuspected Dangers -- Prologue: How Arthropods Came to Transmit Human Diseases -- Section 1: The Insect Vectors -- Section 2: Diseases Transmitted by Mites and Ticks -- Some Concluding Remarks Regarding the Transmission of Arthropod-Borne Diseases -- 2: Control Measures Pre-DDT -- Early Responses to New Opportunities -- Control Measures During the Inter-War Period -- The Control of Various Insect-Borne Diseases -- 3: The Impact of the new Pesticides -- New Kinds of Insecticide -- Advances in the Control of Various Insect-Borne Diseases -- 4: Modern Problems and Possibilities -- The Present Predicament -- Current Options for Vector Control -- Human Factors in Vector Control

Medicine Medical microbiology Virology Tropical medicine Microbiology Zoology Medicine & Public Health Tropical Medicine Medical Microbiology Zoology Virology Microbiology


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