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Public Health Entomology

1st Edition

By Jerome Goddard

CRC Press

230 pages

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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

Table of Contents

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.

About the Author

Jerome Goddard is an associate extension professor of medical and veterinary entomology at Mississippi State University, where he 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. 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 all vector control projects throughout the state of Mississippi.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
MEDICAL / Infectious Diseases
MEDICAL / Veterinary Medicine / General
SCIENCE / Life Sciences / Zoology / Entomology