Current Topics in Vector Research

  • Kerry F. Harris

Part of the Current Topics in Vector Research book series (VECTOR, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Brian H. Kay, Harry A. Standfast
    Pages 1-36
  3. Duane J. Gubler
    Pages 37-56
  4. Keizi Kiritani, Fusao Nakasuji, Shun’ichi Miyai
    Pages 57-80
  5. Yvon Robert
    Pages 81-129
  6. Richard Stace-Smith, Donald C. Ramsdell
    Pages 131-166
  7. Chuji Hiruki, David S. Teakle
    Pages 177-215
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 251-265

About this book

Introduction

Vector transmission of pathogens affecting human, animal, and plant health continues to plague mankind both in industrialized and Third World coun­ tries. The diseases caused by these pathogens cost billions of dollars an­ nually in medical expenses and lost productivity. Some cause widespread of food-and fiber-producing plants and animals, whereas others destruction present direct and immediate threats to human life and further development in Third World countries. During the past 15 years or so, we have witnessed an explosive increase in interest in how vectors acquire, carry, and subsequently inoculate dis­ ease agents to human, animal, and plant hosts. This interest transcends the boundaries of anyone discipline and involves researchers from such varied fields as human and veterinary medicine, entomology, plant pa­ thology, virology, physiology, microbiology, parasitology, biochemistry, molecular biology, genetic engineering, ultrastructure, biophysics, bio­ systematics, biogeography, ecology, behavioral sciences, and others. Ac­ companying and perhaps generating this renewed interest is the realization that fundamental knowledge of pathogen-vector-host interrelationships is a first and necessary step in our quest for efficient, safe methods of disease control.

Keywords

Pathogen arbovirus ecology virology virus

Editors and affiliations

  • Kerry F. Harris
    • 1
  1. 1.Virus-Vector Laboratory, Department of EntomologyTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4612-4688-6
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag New York 1987
  • Publisher Name Springer, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4612-9115-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4612-4688-6
  • Series Print ISSN 0934-6112
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