Dictionary of Tropical Medicine
Ternidens deminuus, an intestinal nematode of monkeys in the Old World tropics and recorded from humans in Southern Africa and Mauritius. One of the nodular worms.
A taxonomic group of similar, related, animals. The taxonomic group that is below Order, but above Genus.
Habits determining the times and places of feeding and the sources of blood meals for mosquitoes.
A parasitic infection caused by filarial nematode worms, such as Wuchereria bancrofti and Brugia malayi, causing a variety of illnesses. See also elephantiasis and onchocerciasis.
A tick-borne disease found on Flinders Island, north of Tasmania. Zoonotic and caused by Rickettsia honei.
A two winged insect of the Order Diptera. Includes the housefly and the myiasis- causing flies. Also includes the mosquitoes and the tsetse flies.
The term applied to mild puffer fish poisoning causing mild paresthesiae around the lips after eating fish prepared by a special cook. Accidental overdose may, and does, cause human fatality in Japan.