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Analysis and prevention of health risks in tropical countries [Lecture notes]
Takken, W. \ Docters van Leeuwen, W.M. \ Koenraadt, C.J.M. \ 2014
disease prevention - public health - health - health hazards - health care - preventive medicine - hygiene - tropics

This guide provides information on the aims and objectives of the course, course organisation, study materials and student evaluation.


Used in course: ENT-50303 Analysis and Prevention of Health Risks in the Tropics
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Atlas of tropical medicine and parasitology [Monograph] - 6th ed
Peters, W. \ Pasvol, G. \ 2007
tropical medicine - tropical parasitology - medical entomology - parasitoses - identification - diagnosis

Increased global travel has changed the way we think about disease distribution. Diseases once considered of localised interest can be disseminated more readily than ever due to the increased speed of international travel. This is a perfect visual guide to diagnosing these diseases. The sixth edition of this internationally acclaimed atlas is the most comprehensive ever, with extensively revised text and more than 1,200 stunning images.


Used in course: ENT-51306 Frontiers in Medical and Veterinary Biology
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Bruce-Chwatt's essential malariology [Monograph] - 3rd ed.
Gilles, H.M. \ Warrell, D.A. \ Bruce - Chwatt, L.J. \ 1993
malaria - antimalarials - vector control

Description: This is a concise and practical handbook that covers all aspects of malaria from a clinical perspective - its control, prevention and treatment. This edition has been thoroughly updated and contains additional chapters on malaria in children, malaria in pregnancy and vaccines. Incorporated throughout are the latest research into, and understanding of, molecular biology, and the latest diagnostic techniques. Contents: Historical outline; the malaria parasites; diagnostic parasites; diagnostic methods in malaria; the Anopheles vector; the epidemiology of malaria; rationale and technique of malaria


Used in course: ENT-50303 Analysis and Prevention of Health Risks in the Tropics; ENT-51306 Frontiers in Medical and Veterinary Biology
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Emerging pests and vector-borne diseases in Europe [Monograph]
Takken, W. \ Knols, B.G.J. \ 2007
vector-borne diseases - pests - infectious diseases - human diseases - animal diseases - ecology - pest control - disease prevention - epidemiology - europe - globalization - climatic change - Insects as carriers of disease Europe - Vector control Europe - Insect pests Control - Insects as carriers of disease - Vector control

This book provides examples of the most likely pests and diseases affecting man and animals in Europe, with emphasis on ecological factors favouring these diseases and methods for prevention and intervention.


Used in course: ENT-51306 Frontiers in Medical and Veterinary Biology
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Infectious disease in 30 days [Monograph]
Southwick, F.S. \ 2003
infectious diseases - pathogens - diseases - therapy

The book introduces common pathogens and disorders as they would be encountered in rounds or in practice. Each chapter is organized to provide all the required basic and clinical information quickly but completely.


Used in course: ENT-51306 Frontiers in Medical and Veterinary Biology
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Insect conservation biology [Monograph]
Samways, M.J. \ 1994
insects - entomology - protection - animals - extinction - endangered species - conservation - acclimatization - importation - world

Insects are the major component of the world's biodiversity. By virtue of their vast numbers of both species and individuals, they are vital determinants of terrestrial ecological processes. Quantitatively, insects are important pointers for species-rich geographical areas. Qualitatively, they are also important, whether the subjects of conservation themselves or as tools for identifying biotic areas with high endemism. This book covers a wide range of topics from single species to landscape conservation, and from rare butterflies to the benefits-and-risks of biocontrol agents. The approach is both positive and realistic, with insects being discussed in the contexts of sustainable development, agroecology and monitoring environmental change. Ethical issues surrounding insects are also considered as well as clear ecommendations for the future. Conservation circles have given too little attention to the ecological significance of insects, while entomologists have been engaged mostly in controlling a tiny minority of species of insect pests. The realms of conservationists and entomologists are brought together.


Used in course: ENT-53303 Insect Ecology and Conservation
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Insect conservation biology : proceedings of the Royal Entomological Society's 23rd symposium [Conference proceedings]
Stewart, A.J.A. \ New, T.R. \ Lewis, O.T. \ 2007
insects - nature conservation - biodiversity

Due to their abundance, diversity and rapid response to environmental changes, insects are valuable indicators of wider biodiversity, and make excellent models for conservation research and monitoring. Topics covered: climate change, habitat management, ecosystem processes, conservation genetics, impact of GM technology, and the integration of insects into wider conservation agendas.


Used in course: ENT-53303 Insect Ecology and Conservation
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Insect-plant biology [Monograph] - 2nd ed
Schoonhoven, L.M. \ Loon, J.J.A. van \ Dicke, M. \ 2005
plants - insects - host parasite relationships - insect pests - defence mechanisms - pest resistance - chemical ecology - agricultural entomology - host plants - insect plant relations - Insect-plant relationships - Insects Food

Half of all insect species are dependent on living plant tissues, consuming about 10% of plant annual production in natural habitats and an even greater percentage in agricultural systems, despite sophisticated control measures. Plants are generally remarkably well-protected against insect attack, with the result that most insects are highly specialized feeders. The mechanisms underlying plant resistance to invading herbivores on the one side, and insect food specialization on the other, are the main subjects of this book. For insects these include food-plant selection and the complex sensory processes involved, with their implications for learning and nutritional physiology, as well as the endocrinological spects of life cycle synchronization with host plant phenology. In the case of plants exposed to insect herbivores, they include the activation of defence systems in order to minimize damage, as well as the emission of chemical signals that may attract natural enemies of the invading herbivores and maybe exploited by neighbouring plants that mount defences as well.


Used in course: ENT-30306 Ecological Aspects of Bio-interactions; ENT-50806 Insect-Plant Interactions
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Ladybirds [Monograph]
Majerus, M. E. N. \ 1994
coccinellidae - biology - ecology - Ladybugs

Ladybirds (Coccinellidae) are among the most popular of British insects. Their bright colours make them attractive and easy to find, and as most ladybirds are predatory, eating plant pests such as aphids, they are well regarded by farmers and gardeners. Despite their popularity very little information has previously been published about ladybirds. In this book Michael Majerus redresses the balance, assimilating a wealth of information about these fascinating beetles. He discusses their structure, life history, food, enemies, habitats, distribution, colours and patterns, genetics and evolution. He sheds light on the phenomenon of cannibalism in ladybirds and the recent discovery of a 'feminist' bacterium that kills eggs destined to produce males, but not those destined to produce females. Finally there is a discussion on the use and potential use of ladybirds as biological control agents, how they are under threat from humans, and what we can do to preserve them.


Used in course: ENT-30806 Fundamental and Applied Aspects of the Biology of Insects
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Muggenzifters en mierenneukers : insecten onder de loep genomen [Monograph]Companion website
Huigens, T. \ Jong, P. de \ Dicke, M. \ Boot, W.J. \ Bukovinszky, T. \ Calis, J. \ Fatouros, N. \ Huigens, T. \ Huis, A. van \ Jong, P. de \ Krikken, J. \ Lenteren, J. van \ Loon, J. van \ Potting, R. \ Smid, H. \ Takken, W. \ Tjallingii, F. \ Vet, L. \ Wäckers, F. \ 2006
insects

In onze taal komen insecten er vaak niet goed van af. Als je iemand een mierenneuker of muggenzifter noemt, dan klinkt dat niet positief. Maar wat weten we er eigenlijk van? Muggen ziften kan heel zinvol zijn: in ons Wagenings onderzoek naar malariamuggen worden in geurvallen in Afrika muggen gevangen die daarna gezift moeten worden om te zien welke soorten gevangen zijn en hoeveel. Waarom weten we zo weinig van mierenneukers? Mieren paren op een zonnige dag. De gevleugelde mannetjes en vrouwtjes komen tegelijk het nest uit. Ze paren niet direct. Nee, ze vliegen hoog de lucht in. De supermen die de vrouwtjes kunnen volgen mogen hoog in de lucht met hen paren. Mieren houden daarbij niet van pottenkijkers. Iemand die mierenneukers bekijken kan, is dus een zeer goed onderzoeker! Dit populair wetenschappelijk boek is speciaal voor middelbare scholieren, beginnende studenten en de 'geinteresseerde leek'.


Used in course: ENT-51803 Insects and Society
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Plant pathology [Monograph] - 5th ed
Agrios, G.N. \ cop. 2005
plant pathology - plant diseases - plant pathogenic fungi - plant pathogenic bacteria - plant viruses - plant parasitic nematodes - protozoa - plant disorders - handbooks

This fifth edition outlines how to recognize, treat, and prevent plant diseases. It provides extensive coverage of abiotic, fungal, viral, bacterial, nematode and other plant diseases and their associated epidemiology. It also covers the genetics of resistance and modern management on plant disease. This thoroughly revised edition covers new discoveries and developments in plant pathology and is enhanced by hundreds of new color photographs and illustrations. Contents: 1. GENERAL ASPECTS 2. PARASITISM AND DISEASE DEVELOPMENT 3. EFFECTS OF PATHOGENS ON PLANT PHYSIOLOGICAL FUNCTIONS 4. GENETICS OF PLANT DISEASE 5. HOW PATHOGENS ATTACK PLANTS 6. HOW PLANTS DEFEND THEMSELVES AGAINST PATHOGENS 7. ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS ON THE DEVELOPMENT OF PLANT DISEASE 8. PLANT DISEASE EPIDEMIOLOGY 9. CONTROL OF PLANT DISEASES 10. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS THAT CAUSE PLANT DISEASES 11. PLANT DISEASES CAUSED BY FUNGI 12. PLANT DISEASES CAUSED BY PROKARYOTES: BACTERIA AND MOLLICUTES 13. PLANT DISEASES CAUSED BY PARASITIC HIGHER PLANTS, INVASIVE HIGHER PLANTS, AND PARASITIC GREEN PLANTS. 14. PLANT DISEASES CAUSED BY VIRUSES 15. PLANT DISEASES CAUSED BY NEMATODES 16. PLANT DISEASES CAUSED BY FLAGELLATE PROTOZOA.


Used in course: ENT-20806 Plant Quality and Integrated Pest Management; NEM-21803 Plant Diseases and Immunity: Basic Concepts and their Applications
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Travellers' health : how to stay healthy abroad [Monograph] - 5th ed
Dawood, R. \ 2012
travel medicine - human diseases - medical parasitology - medical entomology - tourists - travellers

Our ability to travel to the remotest parts of the world has been transformed, but the health risks are ever changing and increasing, and there may be no one to help when things go wrong. Whether you are travelling abroad for business or pleasure, this book provides essential, detailed, practical advice for journeys all over the world. This fifth edition is a complete revision of a comprehensive and trusted guide. Travellers need to be increasingly well informed about health problems they may encounter abroad. Malaria prevention, the latest vaccine information and advice, cruise ship travel, jet lag, skiing, and accidents and injuries abroad: this book covers every important issue in travel medicine, with the emphasis firmly on self-help and prevention. This new edition brings together state-of-the-art background information and specialist advice from more than 70 leading experts from several countries.


Used in course: ENT-50303 Analysis and Prevention of Health Risks in the Tropics
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Tropical diseases : a practical guide for medical practitioners and students [Monograph]
Meunier, Y.A. \ Hole, M. \ Shumba, T. \ Swanner, B.J. \ 2014
tropical diseases - human diseases - diagnosis - disease prevention - medical treatment - disease distribution - guide books

Tropical Diseases outlines the diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of diseases encountered in developing regions--areas where the unexpected can occur and where Western medical capabilities are often unavailable. Taking a pragmatic approach, it is an invaluable reference and resource for medical professionals and students travelling abroad or working in unfamiliar terrain. Diseases profiled here include a brief historical background, main signs and symptoms, and practical methods of individual prevention and treatment. Additional features include: - Over 60 maps depicting the geographic origins and modern distribution of tropical diseases - A classification scheme for parasitic diseases according to the location of the final parasitic stage in the human body - Clinical case studies For the new or experienced health care provider, Tropical Diseases is a handy, practical guide to treating and avoiding disease in any environment.


Used in course: ENT-50303 Analysis and Prevention of Health Risks in the Tropics
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Shakespeare, M. \ cop. 2009
zoonoses - human diseases - animal diseases - infectious diseases - disease transmission - pathogens - symptoms - diagnosis - textbooks

Zoonoses are defined as those diseases and infections naturally transmitted between vertebrate animals and man. Zoonoses have growing worldwide significance posing a constant challenge to healthcare and society. Due to several changes in disease patterns around the world in the last few years, and an increased scientific understanding of these infections, the author is able to offer fascinating up-to-date information on both prevalence and treatment of various diseases, not only within the context of domestic disease, but also in the wider world. Chapters have been expanded or diminished accordingly, and sections on bio-terrorism, E. coli, BSE, avian flu and SARS are included. Zoonoses, 2nd edition includes an introduction to the subject followed by sections on: --- Zoonoses of companion animals --- Zoonoses of agricultural animals --- Food-borne zoonoses --- Variant CJD, BSE and other prion diseases --- Pandora's box --- Emerging zoonoses --- Implications for healthcare


Used in course: ENT-51306 Frontiers in Medical and Veterinary Biology
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Zoonoses [Monograph]
Shakespeare, M. \ 2002
zoonoses - human diseases - animal diseases - infectious diseases - disease transmission - pathogens - symptoms - diagnosis - textbooks

Zoonoses are diseases and infections which are transmitted between vertebrate animals and man. Infections can be inconvenient or life-threatening and may be transmitted by companion animals, agricultural animals, or in food. Since contact with animals is common place for most people, healthcare professionals frequently encounter patients with such infections and knowledge of these diseases and their treatment is thus essential. This book is an introduction to this subject, included is a guide to zoonotic infections and the medicines used in their treatment, zoonoses in companion animals, zoonoses in agricultural animals and zoonoses in food.


Used in course: ENT-51306 Frontiers in Medical and Veterinary Biology
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Les anophèles : biologie, transmission du plasmodium et lutte antivectorielle [Monograph]
Carnevale, P. \ Robert, V. \ Manguin, S. \ 2009
culicidae - mosquito-borne diseases - zoogeography - disease transmission - plasmodium - malaria - vector control - textbooks

Malaria is the world's first parasitose in frequency and severity. This book describes the identification and biology of the anopheline mosquitoes from larva till adult. It shows the vector capacity of the mosquito, the transmission of Plasmodium with respect to biotopes and environmental conditions and also the principles of vector control.


Used in course: ENT-51306 Frontiers in Medical and Veterinary Biology; ENT-50303 Analysis and Prevention of Health Risks in the Tropics
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The new killer diseases : how the alarming evolution of germs threatens us all [Monograph]
Levy, E. \ Fischetti, M. \ 2004
diseases - infectious diseases - drug resistance - animal diseases - terrorism

Since the 1970s, researchers have discovered more that thirty new infectious diseases, including AIDS, Lyme disease, West Nile virus, and, most recently, SARS. And they have identified twenty old scourges such as TB and the bubonic plague that are reemerging in more dangerous forms. The authors issue a call-to-arms about these accelerating diseases that stalk the human race. They explain how doctors diagnose and treat these diseases, and how we can wage a war against these deadly threats.


Used in course: ENT-51306 Frontiers in Medical and Veterinary Biology
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The traveller's good health guide : a guide for those living, working and travelling internationally [Monograph] - 3rd ed
Lankester, T. \ 2006
travel medicine - travellers - tropical diseases - human diseases - disease prevention - tropics

This book is the essential health guide for backpackers, travellers, volunteers, overseas workers and anyone working or travelling internationally. Written in an easy-to-read style with cartoons and illustrations this book offers practical and helpful advice in the following sections: --- before you go --- healthy travelling --- returning home. It also contains a detailed glossary of infections and conditions that affect travellers.


Used in course: ENT-50303 Analysis and Prevention of Health Risks in the Tropics
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