Chapter 7. Transmission of Disease Agents to Wildlife by Arthropods

  1. John L. Capinera Professor Chairman

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317688.ch7

Insects and Wildlife: Arthropods and their Relationships with Wild Vertebrate Animals

Insects and Wildlife: Arthropods and their Relationships with Wild Vertebrate Animals

How to Cite

Capinera, J. L. (2010) Transmission of Disease Agents to Wildlife by Arthropods, in Insects and Wildlife: Arthropods and their Relationships with Wild Vertebrate Animals, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317688.ch7

Author Information

  1. Entomology and Nematology Department, University of Florida Gainesville, Florida, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 13 AUG 2010
  2. Published Print: 8 APR 2010

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444332995

Online ISBN: 9781444317688

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Keywords:

  • arthropods as disease vectors and pests - transmission of disease agents to wildlife;
  • arthropod feeding behavior - host location behavior according to association with host;
  • disease in wildlife - common evolutionary pattern of disease agents;
  • virulence - ability of disease agent to cause impairment or dysfunction;
  • disease hosts - understanding disease biology and epidemiology;
  • disease transmission - vertically or horizontally transmission;
  • causes of disease - evidence of association necessary;
  • nature of parasitism - wildlife as final or definitive hosts;
  • parasite-induced changes in host behavior - intimate, highly developed relationship with host

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Arthropod Feeding Behavior

  • Disease in Wildlife

  • Virulence

  • Disease Hosts

  • Disease Transmission

  • Causes of Disease

  • The Nature of Parasitism

  • Parasite-Induced Changes in Host Behavior

  • Summary

  • References and Additional Reading