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  • Water Recreation and Diseaseby Kathy Pond

    World Health Organization 2005; US$ 117.00

    Worldwide, the popularity of recreational activities which involve contact with water is continuing to grow. Moreover, ease of travel and change in human behaviour has altered the use of water for recreational purposes. Users should be aware that recreational exposures to pathogens may result in disease. Susceptible populations including people with... more...

  • Bats (Chiroptera) as Vectors of Diseases and Parasitesby Sven Klimpel; Heinz Mehlhorn

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2013; US$ 189.00

    This book gathers contributions by 16 international authors on the phenomenon ?bats,? shedding some light on their morphology, the feeding behaviors (insects, fruits, blood) of different groups, their potential and confirmed transmissions of agents of diseases, their endo- and ectoparasites, as well as countless myths surrounding their lifestyle (e.g.... more...

  • Beasts of the Earthby E. Fuller Torrey; Robert H. Yolken

    Rutgers University Press 2005; US$ 26.96

    Humans have lived in close proximity to other animals for thousands of years. Recent scientific studies have even shown that the presence of animals has a positive effect on our physical and mental health. People with pets typically have lower blood pressure, show fewer symptoms of depression, and tend to get more exercise. But there is a darker... more...

  • Biological and Environmental Control of Disease Vectorsby Mary Cameron; Lena Lorenz

    CABI 2013; US$ 160.00

    This title offers comprehensive coverage of the theory and practice of non-insecticidal control. Non-insecticidal control measures for vectors of human disease are seeing a resurgence due to concerns over the rapid development and spread of insecticide resistance and environmental impacts. This is a highly topical subject. It covers the theory and... more...

  • The Chickens Fight Backby David Waltner-Toews

    Greystone Books 2009; US$ 14.95

    Emerging diseases like mad cow, SARS, and avian flu are for the moment, at least far more prevalent in animals than in humans. Still, the knowledge that measles, TB, and smallpox were at one time emerging? diseases that eventually made a permanent, and quite deadly, jump to humans gives epidemiologists pause. This book examines the various groups... more...

  • Detection Methods for Algae, Protozoa and Helminths in Fresh and Drinking Waterby Franca Palumbo; Giuliano Ziglio; André Van der Beken;

    Wiley 2008; US$ 330.00

    This is the second book in the Water Quality Measurement Series. It focuses on the analytical aspects related to epidemiology, toxicology, sanitary, engineering and plant technology to provide an integrated and clear strategy for carrying out surveillance, quality control, prevention and remedial measures. * Contains a significant number of tables,... more...

  • Dogs, Zoonoses and Public Healthby C.N.L. Macpherson; F.X. Meslin; A.I. Wandeler

    CABI 2000; US$ 160.00

    Both domestic and wild dogs are potential carriers of many disease organisms that can infect humans and hence constitute a risk to public health. This book addresses this issue on a international basis. more...

  • Genetically Modified Mosquitoes for Malaria Controlby Christophe Bote

    Landes Bioscience 2006; US$ 139.00

    Despite a century of research and attempts to control one of the deadliest foes of mankind, the malaria situation remains a major public health problem. Obviously biological explanations (the resistance of parasites and mosquitoes against available drugs and insecticides respectively) are often given, but they remain partial and incomplete. Indeed,... more...

  • Human Viruses in Waterby Albert Bosch

    Elsevier Science 2007; US$ 114.00

    This book provides overviews and updates on basic research, diagnosis, epidemiology, and public health on enteric viruses, as well as on treatment and intervention to prevent their waterborne transmission. Data are presented and interpreted by leading researchers in the field in 13 chapters. An essential resource for virologists, epidemiologists, medical... more...

  • Integrated Vector Managementby Graham Matthews

    Wiley 2011; US$ 132.95

    Diseases transmitted by insects continue to have a major impact on human populations. Malaria, dengue, onchocerciasis, sleeping sickness and leishmaniasis all adversely affect man. Malaria is one of the most important causes of child mortality and reduces economic development in many countries, with agricultural productivity often greatly reduced,... more...