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Author Nicoletti, Marcello, author.

Title Insect-borne diseases in the 21st century / Marcello Nicoletti
Published London, United Kingdom ; San Diego, CA : Academic Press, [2020]
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 365 pages) : illustrations (some color), color map
Contents Intro -- Insect-Borne Diseases in the 21st Century -- Copyright -- Contents -- About the author -- Foreword -- Preface -- Chapter One: Past, present, and future of insect-borne diseases -- Listening to the silence -- Possible scenarios are in conflict -- Super agents, supervectors, and superbugs -- First act: The attacked microorganism reacts -- Insecticide resistance -- Timeline of DDT (dichlorodiphenyltrichloroethane)̀s rise and fall (U.S. EPA, 1975) -- Second act: The post-antibiotic era -- Third act: The antibiotic emergency -- Genetic lessons -- Classes of antibiotics
First case: Impact of alien species over decades -- Second case: Novel insect-borne disease in action -- Why in Apulia? -- The disease -- The parasite -- The vector -- The future of olive trees -- The climate hypothesis -- It happened before, and it will happen again -- The role of secondary metabolites -- Conclusion -- References -- Chapter Six: Novel solutions to insect-borne diseases in action -- Plant metabolites as a natural resource -- You are CO2 and to CO2 you shall return -- The importance of natural products -- The rationality of natural products -- References
Making green nanoparticles -- Integrated protection programs -- References -- Chapter Five: Three scenarios in insect-borne diseases -- Insect-borne diseases affecting mankind -- Lessons from the past -- A never-ending story -- The insect world -- The starting point -- Malaria generalities -- The etiological agent -- The vector -- The host -- Malaria in detail -- The state of the art of malaria -- Signs from the past -- Strange relations between insect-borne diseases and some pathologies -- The future -- The fight against malaria -- Viral insect-borne diseases -- Dengue -- The agent -- The vector
Public enemy No. 1 -- Chikungunya fever -- Zika virus -- Yellow fever -- West Nile fever -- Lyme disease -- Other vector-borne diseases -- Insect-borne diseases affecting animals -- Metamorphoses in the food environment -- Food for a global population of 7 billion humans -- Bluetongue disease -- Chronology of bluetongue virus (BTV) spread in Europe -- The virus -- The vector -- Bluetongue epidemic in Sardinia -- Insect-borne diseases affecting plants -- The centrality of the nutritional environment -- Fundamental competition for food -- Invasive alien species
Toward a new antibiotic age, or the end of a fundamental health tool? -- A current definition of resistance -- Multidrug resistance -- References -- Chapter Two: New scenarios arising from radical changes in diseases -- Facing antimicrobial resistance -- Novel antibiotic pathways -- References -- Chapter Three: Novel challenges require new solutions -- Adaptive mutability -- References -- Chapter Four: Bionetworks, system biology, and superorganisms -- Looking for new solutions -- Mao and the sparrows -- Computational reality -- Semantic nihilism and the Turing machine -- Nanobiotechnology
Summary Insect-Borne Diseases in the 21st Century provides a comprehensive look at the most notorious diseases carried by insects. It offers an assessment of current and potential insect-vectored diseases as they relate to human health and agricultural and livestock production. Written by a leading expert in insect-borne diseases, it examines the history of insect-borne diseases, beginning with those that have been well-known to scientists for decades, also including recent outbreaks like Zika. The book takes into consideration environmental conditions and climate change and explores the bionetworks and system biology of potential new superorganisms, offering preventative and protective solutions. This is a must-have resource for entomology researchers and students who seek the most up-to-date information on disease-causing pathogens transmitted by insects. This book will also serve as a resource for ordinary people whose lives may be affected by such diseases. -- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on August 27, 2020)
Subject Communicable diseases -- 21st century
Insects as carriers of disease -- 21st century
Communicable Diseases.
Insect Vectors.
Communicable diseases
Insects as carriers of disease
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0128187077