Chapter 15. Ectoparasites

  1. Michael H. Gerardi and
  2. Mel C. Zimmerman

Published Online: 28 JAN 2005

DOI: 10.1002/0471710431.ch15

Wastewater Pathogens

Wastewater Pathogens

How to Cite

Gerardi, M. H. and Zimmerman, M. C. (2005) Ectoparasites, in Wastewater Pathogens, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/0471710431.ch15

Author Information

  1. The Pennsylvania State University, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 JAN 2005
  2. Published Print: 22 OCT 2004

Book Series:

  1. Wastewater Microbiology Series

Book Series Editors:

  1. Michael H. Gerardi

Series Editor Information

  1. The Pennsylvania State University, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780471206927

Online ISBN: 9780471710431

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Keywords:

  • ectoparasites;
  • fleas;
  • lice;
  • mites;
  • ticks;
  • human diseases

Summary

There are four ectoparasites that are carried by rats that are of concern to wastewater personnel. These parasites are a nuisance, cause infestation, and carry human diseases. These parasites are fleas, lice, mites and ticks.