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Mosquito-borne Diseases

Implications for Public Health

  • Giovanni Benelli
  • Heinz Mehlhorn

Part of the Parasitology Research Monographs book series (Parasitology Res. Monogr., volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vi
  2. S. Sakinah, Sharmilah Kumari Kumaran, Pooi-Ling Mok, Akon Higuchi, Giovanni Benelli, S. Suresh Kumar
    Pages 23-39
  3. Heinz Mehlhorn
    Pages 159-162
  4. Claudia Schulz, Stefanie Christine Becker
    Pages 163-212
  5. A. Steinbrink, S. Cunze, L. K. Koch, D. D. Doerge, S. Zotzmann, J. Kochmann et al.
    Pages 213-233
  6. Devi Shankar Suman, Kshitij Chandel, Ary Faraji, Randy Gaugler, Kailash Chandra
    Pages 235-279
  7. Luciana Patrícia Lima Alves Pereira, Felipe Bastos Araruna, Fernanda Oliveira Sousa Araruna, Maria Cristiane Aranha Brito, Daniella Patrícia Brandão Silveira, Edilene Carvalho Gomes Ribeiro et al.
    Pages 305-321
  8. Martin Ward, Giovanni Benelli
    Pages 323-350
  9. Back Matter
    Pages 351-354

About this book


This book gathers contributions by 39 international specialists on well-known but neglected mosquito-borne diseases. The authors highlight pathogens that are increasingly being spread worldwide by various mosquito species, a situation worsened further by migration and tourism.

The book addresses significant agents of diseases like AIDS, dengue, Zika virus, malaria and even cancer, and the risk of transmission via mosquito-related vectors. In addition, it examines important means of preventing the outbreak of related diseases by using insecticides and/or repellents.

A particular focus is on the unique and sophisticated mouthparts of bloodsucking species, which allow them to feed on blood in an undisturbed manner, and by means of which agents of disease can enter potential human and animal hosts.

In brief, the book provides a broad range of information for a wide readership, including graduates, teachers and researchers in the fields of parasitology, virology, tropical medicine and microbiology, as well as practitioners and healthcare officials.


parasites mosquito-borne disease Dengue Zika virus Chikungunya virus Malaria arbovirus

Editors and affiliations

  • Giovanni Benelli
    • 1
  • Heinz Mehlhorn
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Agriculture, Food and EnvironmentUniversity of PisaPisaItaly
  2. 2.Department of ParasitologyHeinrich Heine UniversityDüsseldorfGermany

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