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Mosquitoes, Communities, and Public Health in Texas focuses on 87 known species of mosquitoes found throughout Texas. It includes information on the ecology, medical and public health importance, and biological diversity of each species. In addition, it provides detailed identification keys for both larval and adult stages of all mosquito genera and species known to occur in Texas, along a review of surveillance and control strategies. The expansion of invasive mosquitoes from other regions (including Mexico), together with climate change occurrences increase the likelihood for an increase in diseases, such as West Nile Virus, Yellow Fever, Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika. This unique work is the first unified reference and resource rich in mosquito information for medical entomologists, mosquito and vector control professionals, pest management professionals, biologists, environmentalists, wildlife professionals, government regulators, instructors of medical entomology and public health professionals who have disease or vector responsibilities, mosquito taxonomists, epidemiologists, entomology students, academia, pest control industry, and libraries, etc., with utility for medical, veterinary and health professionals.
|Publication date:||14th September 2019|
|Author:||Mustapha (Director of Mosquito and Vector Control Division, Harris County Public Health, Houston, Texas, USA) Debboun|
|Publisher:||Academic Press Inc an imprint of Elsevier Science Publishing Co Inc|
|Format:||Paperback / softback|
|Categories:||Tropical medicine, Personal & public health,|
Dr. Mustapha Debboun has a Ph.D. in Medical and Veterinary Entomology from the University of Missouri-Columbia in Columbia, Missouri, and is a Board Certified Entomologist (BCE) with the Entomological Society of America. He has more than 27 years of experience in public health entomology, integrated mosquito management, and mosquito/vector-borne diseases where this work has taken him to over 35 countries in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America. He is currently the Director of Mosquito & Vector Control Division at Harris County Public Health in Houston, Texas. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed scientific articles and co-edited three books: Prevention of Bug ...More About Mustapha (Director of Mosquito and Vector Control Division, Harris County Public Health, Houston, Texas, USA) Debboun