Mites That Cause and Transmit Disease

  • David Evans Walter
  • Heather C. Proctor
Chapter

Abstract

Disease implies a dichotomy: that one’s life can be at ease, but that it can also be distant from ease. If our minds or bodies are not functioning properly, then we may have a disease. For example, if one’s skin feels unusually hot, you may have a fever. We’ve all experienced fevers because they usually occur as a general response by one’s immune system when it goes after an invasive microbe, but fever also can result from physiological problems and environmental stress. So, fever is also a symptom, an indication that something is wrong, but not an especially good indicator of exactly what is wrong (Fig. 10.1).

Keywords

Lyme Disease Deer Mouse Scrub Typhus Sick Building Syndrome Lyme Disease Spirochete 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • David Evans Walter
    • 1
  • Heather C. Proctor
    • 2
  1. 1.Invertebrate ZoologyUniversity of the Sunshine Coast Royal Alberta MuseumEdmontonCanada
  2. 2.Biological SciencesUniversity of AlbertaEdmontonCanada

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