medical entomology


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medical entomology

[′med·ə·kəl ‚en·tə′mäl·ə·jē]
(medicine)
The study of insects that are vectors for diseases and parasitic infestations in humans and domestic animals.
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degree in Medical Entomology and Vector Control from the Department of Medical Entomology and Vector Control, School of Public Health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
dagger]) Originated from egg rafts collected in Iowa in 2002 and colonized at the Iowa State University Medical Entomology Laboratory.
treatment Ian Burgess, director of Medical Entomology Centre, Insect Research & Development Ltd, said: "The fact head lice are still with us in the UK is not due to the products not working, even though some are more effective than others, but because people often don't use them in a coordinated manner.
Ian Burgess, Director of Medical Entomology Centre, Insect Research & Development Ltd, says: "The fact that head lice are still with us in the UK isn't due to the products not working, but because people often don't use them in a coordinated manner.
According to the study (Journal of Medical Entomology, Jan.
Check heads THE children are back to school so look out for nits, warns Christine Brown, ex-school nurse and adviser to the Medical Entomology Centre.
Medical Entomology Centre director Ian Burgess has advised the Ministry of Defence on environmental health matters.
Ian Burgess, director of the UK's Medical Entomology Centre, agrees: "The fact head lice are still prevalent in the UK isn't due to products not working but because parents don't use them in a co-ordinated manner, so some children in the class remain untreated and the spread continues.
Senior author Dr James Logan, Senior Lecturer in Medical Entomology at the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine, said: "By investigating the genetic mechanism behind attractiveness to biting insects such as mosquitoes we can move closer to using this knowledge for better ways of keeping us safe from bites and the diseases insects can spread through bites.
Thanks are also due to the staff of the Medical Entomology Unit, Institute for Medical Research, for their field assistance.
Ian Burgess, Director of the Medical Entomology Centre, told the Press Association: 'There is a huge amount of incorrect head lice information online, which exists on the more popular sites parents are visiting.

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