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Kampen, H; Schaffner, F (2008). Mosquitoes. In: Bonnefoy, X; Kampen, H; Sweeney, K. Public health significance of urban pests. WHO, 347-386. ISBN 9789289071888.

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Abstract

Many urban planners and managers erroneously assume that pest-borne diseases are relics of the past. Since the mid-20th century, however, major changes in ecology, climate and human behaviour have favoured the proliferation of urban pests. Alarmingly, the dramatic rise in urban sprawl has led to city suburbs becoming the natural habitat of ticks, rodents and other pests.

These changes make timely a new analysis of the effects of present-day urban pests on health. To this end, WHO invited international experts in various pest-related fields to identify the public health risk posed by various pests and to suggest appropriate prevention and control measures.

This book presents their conclusions and formulates policy options for all levels of decision-making on the future management of pests and pest-related diseases.

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Item Type:Book Section, not refereed, further contribution
Communities & Collections:05 Vetsuisse Faculty > Institute of Parasitology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Institute of Parasitology
DDC:570 Life sciences; biology
610 Medicine & health
600 Technology
Language:English
Date:2008
Deposited On:30 Dec 2008 12:04
Last Modified:04 Apr 2012 12:30
Publisher:WHO Press
ISBN:9789289071888
Official URL:http://www.who.int/bookorders/anglais/home1.jsp?sesslan=1

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