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Emerging Pests and Vector-Borne Diseases in Europe

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Emerging Pests and Vector-Borne Diseases in Europe

Edited by: Willem Takken and Bart G.J. Knols

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Author(s): Edited by: Willem Takken and Bart G.J. Knols

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This is a multi-authored book concerning the perceived threat and recorded increase of emerging pests and vector-borne diseases affecting man and animals in Europe.

Historically, Europe suffered from numerous pests and vector-borne diseases, including yellow fever, malaria, plague and typhus. Introduction of hygienic measures, drugs and vector control caused the disappearance of many of these diseases from Europe. In the (sub)tropics, however, many of these diseases still thrive, causing serious health problems for humans and animals. Increased trade, leading to animal and human movement and climate change cause reason to assume that several of these diseases might become re-established or allow 'new' diseases and pests to be introduced in Europe. The recent outbreaks of bluetongue virus in North-western Europe highlights this concern, requiring an effective surveillance systems for the early detection of pests and vector-borne diseases.

In 24 chapters 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. The authors are recognized experts in specific fields. All chapters are peer reviewed.

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Author Edited by: Willem Takken and Bart G.J. Knols
Availability In Print
Dimensions Unknown
Extent 500 pages
ISBN 9789086860531
Publication date 2007
Book Type Hardcover


  • Preface
  • Alarm bells ringing: more of the same, and new and novel diseases and pests - Bart G.J. Knols and Willem Takken

    Malaria and Leishmania parasites
  • Will malaria return to North-West Europe?
    Willem Takken, Piet A. Kager and Jan Peter Verhave
  • Malaria in Southern Europe: resurgence from the past?
    Blent Alten, Helge Kampen and Didier Fontenille
  • Avian malaria in Europe: an emerging infectious disease?
    Silvie Huijben, Willem Schaftenaar, Adriaan Wijsman, Krijn Paaijmans and Willem Takken
  • The leishmaniases of Southern Europe
    Marina Gramiccia and Luigi Gradoni

    Bluetongue, West Nile, Usutu, Chikungunya and Dengue viruses
  • Modelling of vector-borne diseases and transmission of bluetongue virus in North-West Europe
    Aline A. de Koeijer and Armin R.W. Elbers
  • Bluetongue: an emerging vector-borne disease outbreak in North-western Europe
    Willem Takken, Eugene M.A. van Rooij, Niels O. Verhulst, Frans Jacobs, Silvie Huijben, Jacob Beeuwkes, Nik‚e Groot, Veronique C.A. Vos, Jeroen Spitzen, Rene C.G. Heutink and Piet A. van Rijn
  • West Nile virus in Europe: waiting for the start of the epidemic?
    Marion Koopmans, Byron Martina, Chantal Reusken and Kees van Maanen
  • Emergence of Usutu virus in Central Europe: diagnosis, surveillance and epizootiology
    Herbert Weissenb”ck, Sonja Chvala-Mannsberger, Tam s Bakonyi and Norbert Nowotny
  • Should we expect Chikungunya and Dengue in Southern Europe?
    Didier Fontenille, Anna Bella Failloux and Roberto Romi

    Tick-borne encephalitis and Lyme disease
  • Tick-borne encephalitis in Europe: dynamics of changing risk
    Sarah E. Randolph and Dana ?umilo
  • Lyme disease in Europe: facts and no fiction
    Fedor Gassner and Leo S. van Overbeek

    Emerging arthropod pests
  • Psoroptic mange: rising prevalence in UK sheep flocks and prospects for its control
    Richard Wall
  • Waiting for the tiger: establishment and spread of the Aedes albopictus mosquito in Europe
    Ernst-Jan Scholte and Francis Schaffner
  • Bed bugs: research and resurgence
    Clive Boase
  • Houseflies, annoying and dangerous
    Renate C. Smallegange and Cornelis J. den Otter
  • Novel strategies in head lice control
    Hilde Lapeere, Jean-Marie Naeyaert?, and Robert H. Vander Stichele
  • Novel methods for the identification and control of Culicoides midges as vectors of emerging diseases
    A. Jennifer Mordue (Luntz), John F. Dallas, Damien V. Nolan and James G. Logan

    Surveillance, protection and control
  • Monitoring systems for adult insect pests and disease vectors
    Yu Tong Qiu, Jeroen Spitzen, Renate C. Smallegange and Bart G. J. Knols
  • Personal protection against European disease vectors
    Niels O. Verhulst, Christopher F. Curtis and Nigel Hill
  • Mosquito control in Europe
    Norbert Becker and Marija Zgomba

    Nature conservation, wildlife management and human activities as drivers
  • Changes in global scale land use and its implications for nature conservation and emerging vector-borne diseases
    Herbert H.T. Prins and Iain J. Gordon
  • Wildlife and the risk of vector-borne viral diseases 4
    Byron E. Martina and Albert D.M.E. Osterhaus
  • Invasions of vector-borne diseases driven by transportation and climate change
    9 Wouter J. van der Weijden, Ren‚ A.L. Marcelis and Wilfred Reinhold

  • Epilogue: emerging pests and vector-borne diseases are a reality
    Willem Takken and Bart G.J. Knols
  • About the editors
  • Contributors
  • Reviewers
  • Keyword index

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