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Chapter-10 Medical Entomology

BOOK TITLE: Short Textbook of Preventive and Social Medicine

Author
1. Prabhakara GN
ISBN
9789380704104
DOI
10.5005/jp/books/11257_10
Edition
2/e
Publishing Year
2010
Pages
18
Author Affiliations
1. SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Manjushree Nagar, Sattur, Dharwad, Karnataka, India, Medical Arts Photography and Modelling, SDM College of Medical Sciences and Hospital, Manjushree Nagara, Sattur, Dharwad, Karnataka, Karnataka Institute of Medical Sciences, Hubli, India, SDM Medical College, Dharwad, Karnataka, India
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Abstract

Medical entomology deals with major vectors responsible in the transmission of diseases. Mosquitoes, flies, flea, lice, ticks, mites and Cyclops are discussed under morphology, life cycle, disease transmitted and control. Major insecticides like DDT, BHC, Pyrethrum and Paris green are detailed. Rodents and public health is highlighted. Diseases under zoo-noses are enumerated. Chapter is concluded with integrated vector control and integrated approaches to the environmental problems.

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