Bats (Chiroptera) as Vectors of Diseases and Parasites Facts and Myths /

This book gathers contributions by 16 international authors on the phenomenon “bats,” shedding some light on their morphology, the feeding behaviors (insects, fruits, blood) of different groups, their potential and confirmed transmissions of agents of diseases, their endo- and ectoparasites, as well...

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Corporate Author: SpringerLink (Online service)
Other Authors: Klimpel, Sven., Mehlhorn, Heinz.
Format: Electronic
Language: English
Published: Berlin, Heidelberg : Springer Berlin Heidelberg : 2014.
Series: Parasitology Research Monographs, 5
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Online Access: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-39333-4
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Table of Contents:
  • The World of Bats
  • The Astonishing Morphology of Bats
  • Bats as Potential Reservoir Hosts for Vector-Borne Diseases
  • Bat Endoparasites
  • Macroparasites – Ectoparasites
  • Glimpses into how Bats Fly
  • Blood-Licking Bats
  • Vampirism in Medicine and Culture
  • Chupacabras and “Goat Milkers”
  • Myths on Candiru.