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.
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Table of Contents
Part I: Mosquitoes 1. Taxonomy, Identification, and Biology of Mosquitoes 2. Mosquito Species of Texas 3. Key to the Genera of Adult Female Mosquitoes of Texas 4. Key to the Genera and Fourth Stage Mosquito Larvae of Texas 5. Key to the Species of Adult Female Mosquitoes of Texas 6. Key to the Species of Fourth Stage Mosquito Larvae of Texas
Part II: Communities 7. Mosquito Surveillance 8. Mosquito Control 9. Mosquito Species of Neighboring States of Mexico 10. Invasive Mosquito Species and Potential Introductions
Part III: Public Health 11. Mosquito-Borne Diseases 12. Recent Expansion of Mosquito-Borne Pathogens into Texas 13. Functional Relationship Between Public Health and Mosquito Abatement 14. Vaccines for Mosquito-Borne Diseases Affecting Texas 15. Personal Protective Measures Against Mosquitoes