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  1. Introduction
  2. Topic covered
  3. Arthropods which are of medical significance
  4. Important insect orders and families
  5. Medically/veterinary important orders and families
  6. Important neopterous Exopterygota orders
  7. Order Blattaria - cockroaches
  8. Cockroach characteristics
  9. Cockroach biology
  10. Medical importance of cockroaches
  11. Common domiciliary species
  12. Order Phthiraptera - lice
  13. Order Phthiraptera "Mallophaga" chewing lice
  14. Order Phthiraptera, sucking lice
  15. Human head and body lice
  16. Human pubic, crab louse - Phthirus pubis
  17. Medical importance of sucking lice
  18. Order Hemiptera - true bugs
  19. Family reduviidae, subfamily triatominae
  20. Triatomids as vectors
  21. Family cimicidae, bed, bird and bat bugs
  22. Important Paleopterous Endopterygote orders
  23. Order Coleoptera - beetles
  24. Order Coleoptera
  25. Medical and veterinary importance of Coleoptera
  26. Order Diptera - true flies
  27. Suborder Nematocera
  28. Nematoceran families of medical importance
  29. Family Culicidae - mosquitoes
  30. Life cycle and 3 major genera
  31. Medical and veterinary importance of mosquitoes
  32. Family Simuliidae - black flies
  33. Family Psychodidae - subfamily Phlebotominae
  34. Family Ceratopogonidae biting midges
  35. Suborder Brachycera
  36. Infraorders of Brachycera
  37. Tabanomorpha (family Tabanidae and relatives)
  38. Muscomorpha (family Muscidae and others)
  39. Importance of Muscomorpha - biting flies
  40. Importance of Muscomorpha - filth flies
  41. Medical importance of Muscomorpha larvae
  42. Order Siphonaptera - fleas
  43. Biology of fleas
  44. Medical and veterinary importance of fleas
  45. Order Lepidoptera butterflies, moths, skippers
  46. Lepidoptera characteristics
  47. Medical and veterinary importance of Lepidoptera
  48. Order Hymenoptera ants, bees and wasps
  49. Hymenoptera
  50. Medical and veterinary importance of Hymenoptera
  51. Other venomous arthropods
  52. Class Arachnida, subclass Acari - ticks and mites
  53. Ixodidae - hard ticks
  54. Relative size of ticks
  55. Sexual dimorphism
  56. Hard ticks - biology
  57. Hard ticks - host location
  58. Tick life cycle: generalized
  59. Tick life cycle variations
  60. Order Acari, family Argasidae - soft ticks
  61. Soft tick biology
  62. Medical and veterinary importance of ticks
  63. Mites
  64. Mite families of medical and veterinary importance
  65. Example of mites as pathogen vectors
  66. Concluding remarks
  67. Recommended resources
  68. Credits
  69. END
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DETAILED SLIDE INDEX

  1. 1. Introduction
  2. 2. Topic covered
  3. 3. Arthropods which are of medical significance
  4. 4. Important insect orders and families
  5. 5. Medically/veterinary important orders and families
  6. 6. Important neopterous Exopterygota orders
  7. 7. Order Blattaria - cockroaches
  8. 8. Cockroach characteristics
  9. 9. Cockroach biology
  10. 10. Medical importance of cockroaches
  11. 11. Common domiciliary species
  12. 12. Order Phthiraptera - lice
  13. 13. Order Phthiraptera "Mallophaga" chewing lice
  14. 14. Order Phthiraptera, sucking lice
  15. 15. Human head and body lice
  16. 16. Human pubic, crab louse - Phthirus pubis
  17. 17. Medical importance of sucking lice
  18. 18. Order Hemiptera - true bugs
  19. 19. Family reduviidae, subfamily triatominae
  20. 20. Triatomids as vectors
  21. 21. Family cimicidae, bed, bird and bat bugs
  22. 22. Important Paleopterous Endopterygote orders
  23. 23. Order Coleoptera - beetles
  24. 24. Order Coleoptera
  25. 25. Medical and veterinary importance of Coleoptera
  26. 26. Order Diptera - true flies
  27. 27. Suborder Nematocera
  28. 28. Nematoceran families of medical importance
  29. 29. Family Culicidae - mosquitoes
  30. 30. Life cycle and 3 major genera
  31. 31. Medical and veterinary importance of mosquitoes
  32. 32. Family Simuliidae - black flies
  33. 33. Family Psychodidae - subfamily Phlebotominae
  34. 34. Family Ceratopogonidae biting midges
  35. 35. Suborder Brachycera
  36. 36. Infraorders of Brachycera
  37. 37. Tabanomorpha (family Tabanidae and relatives)
  38. 38. Muscomorpha (family Muscidae and others)
  39. 39. Importance of Muscomorpha - biting flies
  40. 40. Importance of Muscomorpha - filth flies
  41. 41. Medical importance of Muscomorpha larvae
  42. 42. Order Siphonaptera - fleas
  43. 43. Biology of fleas
  44. 44. Medical and veterinary importance of fleas
  45. 45. Order Lepidoptera butterflies, moths, skippers
  46. 46. Lepidoptera characteristics
  47. 47. Medical and veterinary importance of Lepidoptera
  48. 48. Order Hymenoptera ants, bees and wasps
  49. 49. Hymenoptera
  50. 50. Medical and veterinary importance of Hymenoptera
  51. 51. Other venomous arthropods
  52. 52. Class Arachnida, subclass Acari - ticks and mites
  53. 53. Ixodidae - hard ticks
  54. 54. Relative size of ticks
  55. 55. Sexual dimorphism
  56. 56. Hard ticks - biology
  57. 57. Hard ticks - host location
  58. 58. Tick life cycle: generalized
  59. 59. Tick life cycle variations
  60. 60. Order Acari, family Argasidae - soft ticks
  61. 61. Soft tick biology
  62. 62. Medical and veterinary importance of ticks
  63. 63. Mites
  64. 64. Mite families of medical and veterinary importance
  65. 65. Example of mites as pathogen vectors
  66. 66. Concluding remarks
  67. 67. Recommended resources
  68. 68. Credits
  69. 69. END

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Romoser, W.S. (2010), "Overview of Arthropods & Their Impact on the Health of Humans & Other Vertebrates - Part 2", in Edman, J. (ed.), Vector-Borne Diseases: Characterization and epidemiology of arthropod transmitted infections, The Biomedical & Life Sciences Collection, Henry Stewart Talks Ltd, London (online at http://hstalks.com/?t=BL1182750)

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Prof. William S. Romoser Show Biography

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Prof. William S. Romoser – Ohio University, USA

William S. Romoser, Ph.D. is an Emeritus Professor of Medical Entomology at Ohio University. Prof. Romoser is also the former Director of the Ohio University Tropical Disease Institute and of the International Development Studies program, Ohio University Center for International Studies. Over the years he has been involved in long-term research collaborations with personnel at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick. Prof. Romoser has authored numerous journal articles and conference papers on mosquito structure and function and mosquito-borne diseases. He is the original author and co-author of subsequent editions of The Science of Entomology (1973, 4th ed. 1997) and a contributing author to Biology of Disease Vectors (1996) and Medical Entomology: A Textbook on Public Health and Veterinary Problems Caused by Arthropods (2000).

Publication Date

October, 2010

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