Bats (Chiroptera) as Vectors of Diseases and Parasites

Facts and Myths

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ISBN: 978-3-642-39332-7 (Print) 978-3-642-39333-4 (Online)

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xii

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    Pages 1-5

    Introduction: The World of Bats

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    Pages 7-24

    Bats: A Glimpse on Their Astonishing Morphology and Lifestyle

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    Pages 25-61

    Bats as Potential Reservoir Hosts for Vector-Borne Diseases

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    Pages 63-86

    Bat Endoparasites: A UK Perspective

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    Pages 87-130

    Macroparasites of Microchiroptera: Bat Ectoparasites of Central and South America

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    Pages 131-155

    Parasitic Bat Flies (Diptera: Streblidae and Nycteribiidae): Host Specificity and Potential as Vectors

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    Pages 157-160

    No Myth But Reality: Blood Licking Bats

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    Pages 161-172

    Vampirism in Medicine and Culture

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    Pages 173-177

    Unsolved and Solved Myths: Chupacabras and “Goat-Milking” Birds

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    Pages 179-181

    Myth and Reality: Candiru, the Bloodsucking Fish That May Enter Humans

  12. Back Matter

    Pages 183-187