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MCQs in Travel Medicine$
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Dom Colbert

Print publication date: 2012

Print ISBN-13: 9780199664528

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2020

DOI: 10.1093/oso/9780199664528.001.0001

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Selected Arthropods

Selected Arthropods

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(p.22) chapter 3 Selected Arthropods
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MCQs in Travel Medicine
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Dom Colbert

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Oxford University Press
DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199664528.003.0007

It is important that the travel health provider has some knowledge of medically important arthropods. While visual identification of some of the most common arthropods, e.g. Culex pipiens, is difficult, identification of others is easy, e.g. a resting female Anopheles spp. or an Aedes albopictus (tiger mosquito). There is hardly a more neglected field in the undergraduate curriculum of nurses, doctors, and pharmacists than medical entomology. Many well-qualified professional healthcare workers do not know that a spider has eight legs (class arachnida) or that an insect (class insecta) has six legs. Although it may seem that this information borders on trivia sometimes it may be extremely important.

Keywords:   Pulex irritans, anopheles vs culicine, babesiosis, human African (HAT), larva control methods, vectors

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