Arthropods as Vectors of Emerging Diseases

  • Heinz Mehlhorn

Part of the Parasitology Research Monographs book series (Parasitology Res. Monogr., volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Helge Kampen, Mandy Kronefeld, Doreen Werner
    Pages 1-30
  3. Norbert Becker, Björn Pluskota, Achim Kaiser, Francis Schaffner
    Pages 31-60
  4. Reiner Pospischil
    Pages 61-75
  5. Franz J. Conraths, Michael Eschbaumer, Conrad Freuling, Jörn Gethmann, Bernd Hoffmann, Matthias Kramer et al.
    Pages 103-135
  6. Burkhard Bauer, Dieter Mehlitz, Peter-Henning Clausen
    Pages 137-150
  7. T. N. Petney, J. Skuballa, S. Muders, M. Pfäffle, C. Zetlmeisl, R. Oehme
    Pages 151-166
  8. Mohammed A. Bakheit, Abdalla A. Latif, Zati Vatansever, Ulrike Seitzer, Jabbar Ahmed
    Pages 167-194
  9. Falk Gestmann, Maike Förster, Heinz Mehlhorn, Kai Sievert, Sabine Messler, Nicole Neuhausen et al.
    Pages 195-226
  10. Maike Förster, Falk Gestmann, Heinz Mehlhorn, Kai Sievert, Sabine Messler, Nicole Neuhausen et al.
    Pages 227-253
  11. Günter A. Schaub, Astrid H. Kollien, Carsten Balczun
    Pages 255-274
  12. Carsten Balczun, Christian K. Meiser, Günter A. Schaub
    Pages 275-299
  13. Markus Wilhelm Busch, Thomas Kuhn, Julian Münster, Sven Klimpel
    Pages 329-360
  14. Gerhard Dobler, Martin Pfeffer
    Pages 361-376
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 377-385

About this book


Without a doubt the recently accelerating globalization supports the import of agents of disease into countries where they never had been or where they had long since been eradicated, leading to a false sense of living on a “safe island.” These newly imported or reintroduced diseases – called “emerging diseases” – may lead to severe outbreaks in cases where the countries are not prepared to combat them, or in cases where viruses are introduced that cannot be controlled by medications or vaccines.

 Arthropods are well known vectors for the spread of diseases. Thus their invasion from foreign countries and their spreading close to human dwellings must be blocked everywhere (in donor and receptor countries) using safe and effective measures.

 This book presents reviews on examples of such arthropod-borne emerging diseases that lurk on the fringes of our crowded megacities. The following topics show that there is an ongoing invasion of potential vectors and that control measures must be used now in order to avoid disastrous outbreaks of mass diseases.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Zoomorphology, Cell Biology and Parasitology,Heinrich Heine UniversityDüsseldorfGermany

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