Small Bite, Big Threat

Small Bite, Big Threat

Deadly Infections of the Aedes Aegypti

edited by Jagriti Narang and Manika Khanuja

300 pages

  • Hardcover
  • ISBN: 9789814800860
  • Published: March 2020

Mosquitoes are significant vectors that transmit various pathogens to humans and other mammals. Mosquitoes seem to be omnipresent and easily breed in climates favourable to them. Life cycle of the Aedes species of mosquitoes is similar to others of its genera. This book focuses on Aedes mosquitoes that are responsible for many dreadful diseases and discusses every stage in the life cycle of the species.

The contributing authors of this book have extensive teaching and research experience in the field of detection of viruses of Dengue, Chikungunya, yellow fever and West Nile. One of the contributing authors, Prof. Vinod Joshi, has researched on Dengue viruses for 17 years. The book provides a detailed account of the distribution of Aedes mosquitoes, their role as a vector and their control through various methods. Currently, there has been increased interest among researchers to mitigate the threat caused by Aedes mosquitoes and substantial investigation is being done on the mosquito’s history, in characterizing present circumstances and to collaborate future efforts. The book deciphers all aspects of Aedes mosquitoes, including their epidemiology, virus morphology, transmission route, replication, pathogenecity, treatment and diagnostics and risk factors, and is suitable for science undergraduates and can be used as a reference book by science students at university level.

Key Features:

  • Covers all aspects of Aedes mosquitoes and their deadly infections
    Gives diagnosis and treatment methods in detail
  • Illustrated throughout with figures and has references accompanying each chapter
  • A practical and user-friendly book that can be adopted for undergraduate courses and research dissertations