In the struggle against vector-borne diseases, it is critical that we bridge the gap between vector control workers on the ground (practitioners) and public health planners and administrators. Limited guidance is available from the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization, but reference books are scarce. Public Health Entomolog
Essentials of Public Health and Entomology. History of Medical Entomology and Public Health. Pest Control in Modern Public Health. Setting Up a Public Health Entomology Program. Vector-Borne Disease Surveillance. Regulatory and political challenges. Public Health Entomology Preparedness. Operational Research Opportunities in Public Health Entomology. Where to Go for Help. Some of the Primary Pests and Conditions of Public Health Importance. Mosquitoes. Ticks. Fleas. Lice. Sand Flies. Tsetse Flies. Black Flies. Bed Bugs. Kissing Bugs. Mites. Pests Involved in Mechanical Disease Transmission. Arthropod Bites or Stings. Fly Larvae in Humans (Myiasis). Index.