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Lice, fleas, mites, and ticks 

Lice, fleas, mites, and ticks
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Lice, fleas, mites, and ticks
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Philippa C. Matthews

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10.1093/med/9780198737773.003.0017
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date: 10 December 2017

This chapter summarizes the entomology of medically significant vectors and nuisance biters, using diagrams to summarize characteristic features and life cycles, and maps to show geographical distribution where relevant. It includes mosquitoes, lice, fleas, mites, ticks, sandflies, tsetse flies, triatomene bugs, and blackflies. For each of these, a list of the disease-causing agent(s) that might be transmitted is included, with cross-reference to other relevant sections of the book.

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