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Title Mosquitoes, communities, and public health in Texas / edited by Mustapha Debboun, Martin Reyna Nava, Leopoldo M. Rueda
Published London, United Kingdom ; San Diego, CA : Academic Press, an imprint of Elsevier, [2020]
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Description 1 online resource (xi, 407 pages) : illustrations (some color), maps (some color)
Contents Taxonomy, identification, and biology of mosquitoes -- Mosquito species of Texas -- Key to the genera of adult female mosquitoes of Texas -- Key to the species of adult female mosquitoes of Texas -- Key to genera of fourth instar mosquito larvae of Texas -- Key to the species of fourth stage mosquito larvae of Texas -- Mosquito surveillance -- Mosquito control -- Mosquito species of neighboring states of Mexico -- Invasive mosquito species and potential introductions -- Mosquito-borne diseases -- Recent expansion of mosquito-borne pathogens into Texas -- Functional relationship between public health and mosquito abatement -- Vaccines for mosquito-borne human viruses affecting Texas -- Personal protective measures against mosquitoes
Summary Mosquitoes, Communities, and Public Health in Texas focuses on the 87 species of mosquitoes found in Texas and discusses more broadly how the state deals with them. The book provides a comprehensive review of the ecology, medical and veterinary importance, and biological diversity of Texas' mosquitoes that reflects principles applicable throughout North America. In addition, it provides detailed identification keys for both larval and adult stages of all mosquito genera and species known to occur in Texas, and a review of surveillance and control strategies. Expansion of the range of potentially invasive mosquitoes is an important topic in the book, as climate change and increased transportation have already resulted in dramatic impact of vectors and arboviruses in the Western Hemisphere--back cover
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Mosquitoes as carriers of disease -- Texas
Mosquitoes -- Control -- Texas
Public health -- Texas
Mosquito Control.
Mosquito Vectors.
Public Health.
Mosquitoes as carriers of disease.
Mosquitoes -- Control.
Public health.
Form Electronic book
Author Debboun, Mustapha, editor.
Nava, Martin Reyna, editor
Rueda, Leopoldo M., editor
ISBN 0128145463