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Infectious Diseases and Arthropods

  • Jerome Goddard

Part of the Infectious Disease book series (ID)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvi
  2. Arthropods and Human Health

    1. Jerome Goddard
      Pages 3-18
    2. Jerome Goddard
      Pages 19-28
  3. Major Arthropod-Borne Diseases

    1. Jerome Goddard
      Pages 31-79
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      Pages 81-129
    3. Jerome Goddard
      Pages 131-142
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      Pages 143-151
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      Pages 153-176
    6. Jerome Goddard
      Pages 177-181
  4. Other Arthropod-Caused or -Related Problems

    1. Jerome Goddard
      Pages 187-193
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      Pages 195-199
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      Pages 209-219
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      Pages 221-225
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 227-251

About this book


In this second edition of Infectious Diseases and Arthropods, Jerome Goddard summarizes the latest thinking about the biological, entomological, and clinical aspects of the major vector-borne diseases around the world. His book covers mosquito-, tick-, and flea-borne diseases, and a variety of other miscellaneous vector-borne diseases, including Chagas' disease, African sleeping sickness, onchocerciasis, scrub typhus, and louse-borne infections. The author provides for each disease a description of the vector involved, notes on its biology and ecology, distribution maps, and general clinical guidelines for treatment and control. Among the diseases fully discussed are malaria, dengue and yellow fevers, lymphatic filariasis, spotted fevers, ehrlichiosis, lyme disease, tularemia, and plague. Other arthropod-caused or related problems-such as myiasis, imaginary insect or mite infestations, and arthropod stings and bites-are also treated.
At a time when vector-borne diseases are spreading ever more widely, Infectious Diseases and Arthropods provides physicians, infectious disease specialists, medical entomologists, and public health officials with an up-to-date, readily accessible, gold-standard reference source.


Chikungunya Dengue Erlichiosis HIV Lyme disease Malaria Rocky Mountain spotted fever Virus Yellow fever emerging infectious infection infections infectious infectious disease prevention

Editors and affiliations

  • Jerome Goddard
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Mississippi State UniversityStarkville
  2. 2.University of Mississippi Medical CenterJacksonUSA

Bibliographic information

Industry Sectors
Health & Hospitals
Public Health
Internal Medicine & Dermatology


From the reviews of the second edition: “In this book Jerome Goddard, a medical entomologist, gives a brief summary of many … conditions and the vectors that transmit them. … I think this is a useful book … and I shall use it as a quick reference source when I need to refresh my memory on many of the conditions described. It is also readable and accessible for the non-specialist, potentially suiting clinicians, nurse specialists, and environmental health practitioners.” (Ian F. Burgess, Public Health, Vol. 123, September/October, 2009) “Sections dealing with differential diagnosis for some infections, and treatment is dealt with briefly; too briefly to be useful to physicians … . ‘to provide physicians as well as entomologists and other interested parties with a reference on the biological and entomological aspects of infectious diseases’. … interests of most physicians and entomologists. … I applaud the original articles as a means of informing a more general audience of physicians and entomologists … this book meets it objectives as a work of reference.” (Harold Townson, Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol. 103, October, 2009)