Chapter 8. Infectious Disease Agents Transmitted to Wildlife by Arthropods

  1. John L. Capinera Professor Chairman

Published Online: 13 AUG 2010

DOI: 10.1002/9781444317688.ch8

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) Infectious Disease Agents Transmitted to Wildlife by Arthropods, in Insects and Wildlife: Arthropods and their Relationships with Wild Vertebrate Animals, Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444317688.ch8

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

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • infectious disease agents transmitted to wildlife by arthropods;
  • viruses - infectious agents unable to grow outside cells of host;
  • avian pox - localized proliferation of epithelial cells and production of lesions;
  • West Nile virus - major mortality factor of corvid birds in North America;
  • bacteria - divided into groups based on staining characteristics;
  • plague - resides in wildlife, transmitted by fleas;
  • fungi, similar to higher forms of life - different from bacteria and viruses;
  • aflatoxin poisoning - a case of food poisoning

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Viruses

  • Bacteria

  • Fungi

  • Summary

  • References and Additional Reading