n African Entomology - Emerging Pests and Vector-borne Diseases in Europe, Volume 1, W. Takken & B.G.J. Knols (Eds.) : book review




Emerging and re-emerging vector-borne diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, protozoa and other pathogens have increased dramatically throughout the world in recent years. Among the factors that have undoubtedly contributed to this scenario are environmental change, increased international trade and travel, human-induced changes in land use, technical innovations in food processing, microbial adaptation and insecticide resistance. Such diseases pose a serious threat to both human and animal health, and measures for their surveillance and control urgently need to be implemented. In view of the fact that infectious diseases are currently appearing in countries where they did not previously exist or are reappearing after a period of decline, this book is both timely and crucial to our understanding and awareness of this serious problem.


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