Encyclopedia of Entomology

2008 Edition
| Editors: John L. Capinera

Mechanical Transmission

Reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4020-6359-6_1764

Transmission of an arthropod transmitted disease wherein the causal organism is transmitted more-or-less incidentally. The disease-causing organism in not well adapted to the vector, does not multiply in the vector, and usually is not consumed. Flies and cockroaches often are implicated in this process.

 Cyclo-Propagative Transmission

 Cyclo-Developmental Transmission

 Propagative Transmission

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