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Author Miller, Mary E. (Mary Elizabeth), 1968- author

Title Diseases spread by insects or ticks / Mary E. Miller
Edition First edition
Published New York, NY : Momentum Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource (1 volume) : illustrations
Series Human diseases and conditions collection
Human diseases and conditions collection
Contents 1. Symptoms and diagnosis -- 2. Causes and contributing factors complications -- 3. Treatment and therapy -- 4. Future prospects -- 5. Conclusion -- Bibliography -- Glossary -- About the author -- Index
Summary Vector borne diseases transmitted through ticks and mosquitos cause serious loss of life and significantly impact human populations worldwide. Each of these diseases is caused by a distinct pathogen, and symptoms vary depending on the type and severity of infection. The spread of these diseases occur through the blood meals of tick or mosquitos, where the pathogen gains access to the human body, usually triggering an immune response that contributes to disease progression. Understanding the interdependence of pathogen to disease vector along with transmission route to humans shapes our diagnosis and treatment of these diseases. This book focuses on five distinct examples of vector borne disease: Malaria, West Nile, Lyme disease, dengue fever, and bubonic plaque. Malaria involves the mosquito vector and occurs when mosquito transmit the Plasmodium parasite to humans. West Nile and dengue fever also involve different mosquito vectors, but in this case transmission of the West Nile virus or dengue fever virus cause disease. Fleas transmit the bubonic plague causing bacterium Y. pestis. Lyme disease results from the transmission of the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi to humans through the bit of a tick. In each case we consider current and future issues related to disease progression, diagnosis, and treatments
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Description based on online resource; title from title page (Safari, viewed February 16, 2018)
Subject Insects as carriers of disease -- United States
Tick-borne diseases -- United States
Ticks as carriers of disease -- United States
Insect Vectors
Tick-Borne Diseases
Form Electronic book
ISBN 1944749926