Ticks and Tick-Borne Diseases

Geographical Distribution and Control Strategies in the Euro-Asia Region

February 2013
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  • Published
    15th February 2013
  • ISBN 9781845938536
  • Language English
  • Pages 320 pp.
  • Size 6.75" x 9.25"
  • Images 87 illus

The continuing emergence and evolution of tick-borne diseases has significant implications for animal health, the profitability of food animal production and for human health, with many tick-borne diseases having zoonotic capability. These problems are being exacerbated as previously exotic-based ticks spread northwards, carrying diseases. This book is an expansion of the EFSA report on the subject, and includes coverage of the significance of tick-borne diseases, identification of tick species, emerging tick-borne infections, factors influencing the spread and distribution of ticks and surveillance and control measures.

1. Emerging (re-emerging) tick-borne infections and dissemination of ticks
2. Generic morphological and geographic distribution of tick species that are involved transmission of animal pathogens including zoonoses
3. Factors influencing the spread and distribution of ticks
4. Tick-borne animal infections (including zoonoses) in Europe and the Mediterranean basin
5. Maps of reported occurrence of tick-borne pathogens
6. Maps of reported occurrence of ticks
7. Surveillance and control measures

Appendix 1 - Tables of geographic data of tick-borne pathogens
Appendix.2 - List (by ID number) of the references from which geographic data was extracted
Appendix 3 - List of references that could not be retrieved on time for the data extraction
Appendix 4 - Keys for genera and species of ticks in the Mediterranean basin

Mo Salman

Mo Salman teaches at Colorado State University.

Jordi Tarrés-Call

Jordi Tarrés-Call is at the European Food Safety Agency, Italy.