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Title Ecology of parasite-vector interactions / edited by Willem Takken and Constantianus J.M. Koenraadt
Published Wageningen : Wageningen Academic Publishers, [2013]
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Description 1 online resource
Series Ecology and control of vector-borne diseases ; v. 3
Ecology and control of vector-borne diseases ; v. 3
Contents Introduction -- who was there first? / Willem Takken, Constantianus J.M. Koenraadt -- Fundamental aspects of vector-parasite interactions. Impact of transgenic immune deployment on mosquito fitness / Andrew D. Pike, Chris M. Cirimotich, George Dimopoulos -- Plant-sugar feeding and vectorial capacity / Chris M. Stone, Woodbridge A. Foster -- Vector competence for arboviruses in relation to the larval environment of mosquitoes / Barry W. Alto, L. Philip Lounibos -- Relevant temperatures in mosquito and malaria biology / Krijn P. Paaijmans, Matthew B. Thomas -- Evolutionary aspects of Anopheles-Plasmodium interactions / Louis Lambrechts, Jacob C. Koella -- Species-specific interactions. Tick -- Borrelia interactions: burden or benefit? / Fedor Gassner, Nienke Hartemink -- Wolbachia in Aedes mosquitoes: towards biological control of vector-borne diseases / Luciano A. Moreira -- Behaviour of sandflies infected with Leishmania / Paul D. Ready, Matthew E. Rogers -- Strategic issues concerning vector-parasite interactions. Modelling the control of mosquito-borne diseases / Ace North, Penelope Hancock -- Heterogeneity in malaria transmission: underlying factors and implications for disease control / Teun Bousema, Amrish Baidjoe -- Considerations for male fitness in successful genetic vector control programs / Michelle E.H. Helinski, Laura C. Harrington -- Epilogue. Ecology of parasite-vector interactions: expect the unexpected / Constantianus J.M. Koenraadt, Willem Takken
Summary Vector-borne diseases continue to be one of the most important determinants affecting human and animal health. Large numbers of people suffer from diseases like malaria, dengue, filariasis and leishmaniasis, especially in the tropics. Whereas these diseases were eradicated from the temperate climate zones, in recent years the rising incidence of 'emerging' vector-borne diseases such as bluetongue, West Nile Virus, Lyme disease, tick-borne encephalitis and the recent outbreaks of chikungunya and dengue in southern Europe provide evidence that these diseases are resilient and can disperse to other regions and continents where before they were not present or relevant. Many tools for the management of vector-borne diseases are currently under pressure because of increasing drug and insecticide resistance, as well as the realization of biological variation of parasites and vectors and their ecosystems. At the same time, progress in our understanding of genetics, immunology, population biology and epidemiology allow for a better understanding of parasite-vector interactions. Here the state-of-the-art of these interactions is being reviewed, and means for using this information for advanced strategies of vector-borne disease control are proposed. This 3rd edition of ECVD aims to provide a rapid overview of recent developments in the field of parasite-vector interactions and how this can be used for more effective and sustainable disease control
Analysis Life sciences
Notes Includes index
Bibliography cludes bibliographical references
Subject Insects as carriers of disease.
Host-parasite relationships.
Host-Parasite Interactions.
Insect Vectors.
Form Electronic book
Author Takken, W.
Koenraadt, Constantianus J. M., 1975-
ISBN 9789086867448 (electronic bk.)
9086867448 (electronic bk.)