Olfaction in vector-host interactions

W. Takken (Editor), B.G.J. Knols (Editor)

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This book addresses the topic how blood-feeding arthropods interact with their vertebrate hosts. As the transmission of infectious vector-borne pathogens is much dependent on the contact between vector and host, the efficacy of host location is of profound importance. Interruption of vector-host contact is considered on of the most effective means of vector-borne disease control, as is currently witnessed by the successful use of insecticide-treated bed nets for malaria control in sub-Saharan Africa.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWageningen
PublisherWageningen Academic Publishers
ISBN (Print)9789086860913
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Publication series

NameEcology and control of vector-borne diseases
PublisherWageningen Academic Publishers
No.vol. 2
ISSN (Print)1875-0699


  • hosts
  • vertebrates
  • haematophagous arthropods
  • vector-borne diseases
  • host parasite relationships
  • vectors
  • vector control

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