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2nd Edition

Public Health Entomology

ISBN 9780367636463
Published April 5, 2022 by CRC Press
322 Pages 207 Color Illustrations

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Book Description

In the struggle against vector-borne diseases, it is critical that we bridge the gap among vector control workers on the ground (practitioners), public health planners and administrators, and (academic) medical entomologists. This second edition of Public Health Entomology is designed to fit certificate courses in public health entomology offered by universities and U.S. Centers of Excellence. It comprehensively examines vector-borne disease prevention, surveillance, and control from a governmental and public health perspective with worldwide application.

Divided into two sections, the book begins with a historical account of the early beginnings of pest control and public health. Next, it outlines the concepts, design, and implementation of a sound public health entomology program, including issues associated with pesticide use, FEMA and other disaster response entities, and an adverse, chemophobic public. The second section provides an overview of some of the most common public health pests that are found globally. Copious photos and line drawings accentuate the text, along with text boxes and sidebars. The new edition addresses "IPM and Alternative Control Methods" in each section, expands the Lyme disease section, and includes other new and emerging tick-borne diseases (TBD). It provides enhanced discussion of working with local political figures and jurisdictions, as well as partnerships with academia, and is generally more worldwide in scope.

Author Jerome Goddard designed and implemented the vector control program along the Mississippi Gulf Coast after Hurricane Katrina. His ability to communicate his knowledge and experience to public health students, professionals, and the general public make this book an essential resource for preventing disease from these vector-borne threats.

Table of Contents

Section I: Essentials of public health and entomology 1. History of medical entomology and public health 2. Pest control in modern public health 3. Setting up a public health entomology program 4. Vector-borne disease surveillance 5. Regulatory, political, and legal challenges 6. Public health entomology preparedness 7. Operational research opportunities in public health entomology 8. Where to go for help. Section II: Some primary pests and conditions of public health importance 9. Mosquitoes 10. Ticks 11. Fleas 12. Lice 13. Sand flies 14. Tsetse flies 15. Black flies 16. Bed bugs 17. Kissing bugs 18. Mites 19. Pests involved in mechanical disease transmission 20. Arthropod bites or stings 21. Fly larvae in humans (myiasis)

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Jerome Goddard holds a Ph.D. in medical entomology from Mississippi State University and was a former U.S. Air Force officer (as a medical entomologist). He is currently an Extension Professor of Medical and Veterinary Entomology at Mississippi State University, where he speaks, writes, and conducts research on a wide variety of medically important pests. In addition to his extension duties, Dr. Goddard also teaches courses in medical entomology and forensic entomology, and mentors a number of graduate students. Prior to coming to MSU, Dr. Goddard was the State Medical Entomologist at the Mississippi Department of Health for 20 years where he developed and implemented vector control projects throughout the state of Mississippi. Dr. Goddard has written over 200 scientific papers, 8 book chapters, 3 single-author college-level reference or textbooks, and 10 fiction novels. He and his wife, Rosella, live in Starkville, Mississippi, and have two grown sons.