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Flea Epidemiology

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Flea Biology and Control

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Changing patterns in man’s ecosystems caused by man have led among other things to a spreading of arthropod-related zoonoses in impoverished as well as in industrial countries. In Third World countries it is caused by a lower hygiene standard and the lack of hosts and reservoirs, and in industrial countries it is because of increasing cohabitation with domestic and exotic pets and the spread of synanthropic animals in urbanized areas (Rosiky 1978; WHO/WSAVA 1981; WHO 1988). Moreover, urbanization has acted as a selective factor which has led progressively to a drastic decline in biological diversity (Brown and Roughgarden 1989), while a restricted number of animal species has been demonstrated to be able to share the urban habitat with man, these species being dependent on human activities to maintain themselves (Genchi 1992).

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Krämer, F., Mencke, N. (2001). Flea Epidemiology. In: Flea Biology and Control. Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-56609-7_6

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