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Brazilian Sand Flies Biology, Taxonomy, Medical Importance and Control

By: Elizabeth Ferreira Rangel(Editor), Jeffrey Jon Shaw(Editor)
377 pages, 26 colour & 185 b/w illustrations
Publisher: Springer Nature
Brazilian Sand Flies
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  • Brazilian Sand Flies ISBN: 9783319755434 Hardback Jul 2018 Not in stock: Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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This is the first English-language book dedicated to Brazilian sand flies and their medical importance. No other country has so many species of these haematophagous insects as Brazil and their diversity has reached an astonishing level. Brazilian Sand Flies contains comprehensive chapters, written by Brazilian experts on their regional distribution, their ecology and their importance as vectors of pathogens and parasites. Methods for sampling, processing and preserving phlebotomines are reviewed as are perspectives on surveillance and leishmaniasis vector control. A novel classification is presented whose aim is to help investigators identify the species that they are working with more efficiently.


Chapter 1: Phlebotominae Sand Flies, Medical Importance
Chapter 2: Classification, Morphology and Terminology of adults and Identification of the American taxa
Chapter 3: Molecular and biochemical markers for investigating the vectorial roles of Brazilian sand flies
Chapter 4: Regional Distribution and Habitats of Brazilian Phlebotomine Species
Chapter 5: Bionomy. Biology of Neotropical Phlebotomine Sand flies
Chapter 6: The biology of the Leishmania-sand fly interaction
Chapter 7: Sand fly vectors of American Cutaneous Leishmaniasis in Brazil
Chapter 8: The eco-epidemiology of American visceral leishmaniasis, with particular reference to Brazil
Chapter 9: Brazilian Phlebotomines as hosts and vectors of viruses, bacteria, fungi, protozoa (excluding those belonging to the genus Leishmania) and nematodes
Chapter 10: Methods for Capturing, Processing and Preserving Phlebotomine
Chapter 11: Leishmaniasis Vector Surveillance and Control in Brazil: A challenge to Control Programs

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Dr. Elizabeth Ferreira Rangel is a public health investigator who presently leads PAHO/WHO's National and International reference centre on the control, surveillance, taxonomy and ecology of leishmaniasis' vectors that is located at the Oswaldo Cruz Foundation's Oswaldo Cruz Institute in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. She is an advisor to Brazil's Ministry of Health and the organizer of the foundation's Leishmaniasis reference network. Dr Rangel is a member of the Pan American Health Organization's Leishmaniasis Control Program Expert Committee and a WHO Expert Advisor on Parasitic Diseases (Leishmaniasis).

Professor Jeffrey Jon Shaw has worked on leishmaniasis in Brazil since 1965, initially in the Amazon region, where he was based at the Instituto Evandro Chagas, Belem, Brazil. In 1994 he left Belem to take up a tenured professorship in Sao Paulo University's Parasitology Department located in its Biomedical Sciences Institute. He retired in 2008 but continues there as a Senior Professor. He has been a member of three WHO Leishmaniasis Expert Committees, is a WHO expert advisor on Parasitic Diseases (Leishmaniasis) and an advisor to national and international research and funding agencies. Prof. Shaw is a fellow of the Brazilian Academy of Science, the American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene and founder and director of the International Leishmaniasis discussion group (Leish-L).

By: Elizabeth Ferreira Rangel(Editor), Jeffrey Jon Shaw(Editor)
377 pages, 26 colour & 185 b/w illustrations
Publisher: Springer Nature
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