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Infectious Diseases and Arthropods


Part of the Infectious Disease book series (ID)

Table of contents

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

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Jerome Goddard
      Pages 3-26
    3. Jerome Goddard
      Pages 27-36
  3. Major Arthropod-Borne Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Jerome Goddard
      Pages 39-89
    3. Jerome Goddard
      Pages 91-147
    4. Jerome Goddard
      Pages 149-161
    5. Jerome Goddard
      Pages 163-172
    6. Jerome Goddard
      Pages 173-195
  4. Other Arthropod-Caused or -Related Problems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 197-197
    2. Jerome Goddard
      Pages 199-207
    3. Jerome Goddard
      Pages 219-223
    4. Jerome Goddard
      Pages 225-231
    5. Jerome Goddard
      Pages 233-244
    6. Jerome Goddard
      Pages 245-250
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 251-277

About this book


With the exception of a few tropical medicine schools worldwide, current medical education programs include almost zero discussion of the interface between infectious diseases and entomology.  That is why this book was initially published in the first edition almost 17 years ago. The third edition of this valuable infectious disease entomology book updates all existing chapters with the newest scientific developments described in the medical and entomological literature in addition to covering 10 entirely new topics not addressed in previous editions, which include:  

·         arthropod identification controversies

·         early beginnings of public health and disease control

·         red-meat allergy

·         updates on vaccine development for dengue and malaria

·         discussion of Chikungunya and Zika viruses

·         American Boutonnneuse Fever

·         the newest controversies in Lyme disease

·         recent findings of viruses in ticks

·         bed bug bite reactions

·         Morgellons disease (an imaginary infectious disease)


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

Authors and affiliations

  1. 1.Extension Professor of Medical EntomologyMississippi State UniversityMississippi StateUSA

About the authors

Jerome Goddard, Ph.D. is a medical entomologist currently located at Mississippi State University who is known for research on a number of medically important arthropods, most notably ticks, mosquitoes, and bed bugs. Prior to coming to Mississippi State, Dr. Goddard was an Air Force medical entomologist for 3 years and then State Medical Entomologist for the Mississippi Department of Health for 20 years. After Hurricane Katrina (2005), Dr. Goddard was the health department official responsible for the mosquito and vector control program along the Mississippi Gulf Coast. He is the author of over 200 scientific articles and a medical textbook used by physicians, which won "Highly Commended" in 2003 in the British Medical Association's Best Medical Book of the Year competition. Over the last two decades, Dr. Goddard has served as an educational resource concerning medically-important arthropods to a U.S. Congressional Committee, in various newspapers and magazines such as Reader's Digest, and on television programs such as The Learning Channel ("Living with Bugs") and the Colbert Report.

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title Infectious Diseases and Arthropods
  • Authors Jerome Goddard
  • Series Title Infectious Disease
  • Series Abbreviated Title Infectious Disease
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing AG, part of Springer Nature 2018
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, Cham
  • eBook Packages Medicine Medicine (R0)
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-3-319-75873-2
  • Softcover ISBN 978-3-030-09346-4
  • eBook ISBN 978-3-319-75874-9
  • Edition Number 3
  • Number of Pages XVII, 277
  • Number of Illustrations 67 b/w illustrations, 103 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Infectious Diseases
    Medical Microbiology
    Tropical Medicine
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