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entomology

 [en″to-mol´o-je]
that branch of biology concerned with the study of insects.
medical entomology that concerned with insects that cause disease or serve as vectors of pathogens.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

medical entomology

The branch of entomology that deals with insects and their relationship to disease, esp. of humans.
See also: entomology
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medical entomology

The science concerned with the identification and study of insects that affect health, especially those that act as transmitters (vectors) of disease-producing organisms.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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Rohani, Medical Entomology Unit, Infectious Disease Research Centre, Institute for Medical Research, Kuala Lumpur 50588, Malaysia.
Marinotti, "Analysis of salivary gland proteins of the mosquito Anopheles darlingi (Diptera: Culicidae)," Journal of Medical Entomology, vol.
(1) Department of Medical Entomology and vector control, School of public health, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
The authors thank the Director General of Health, Malaysia, for permission to publish this paper to the Director of Institute for Medical Research, Kuala Lumpur, staff of Medical Entomology Unit and Epidemiology Unit IMR and staff of State Health Department, Kelantan for their help throughout the study.
The Medical Entomology Centre (MEC), which studies insects of medical importance, is supporting the campaign, along with the head lice treatment Hedrin and the School And Public Health Nurses Association.
Amanda Loftis, D.V.M., of the CDC's medical entomology laboratory in Atlanta, reported a human case that she said could be a "divergent strain" of the bacterium Ehrlichia ruminantium, which is on the U.S.
Phil Rossignol, a professor of medical entomology at Oregon State University, said it certainly can't hurt to reduce places where mosquitoes reproduce, but such steps probably won't do much to keep the virus from spreading through Oregon.
The team is made up of five officers and seven enlisted personnel who have expertise in medical entomology, preventive medicine/environmental health, microbiology and industrial hygiene.
* POPULATION STUDIED The researchers recruited 15 volunteers from the staff of the Medical Entomology Laboratory at the University of Florida (10 were women).
If you don't believe that medical entomology can be fun you have not heard Dr.
Yesterday, Dr John Maunder, of the Cambridge Medical Entomology Centre, confirmed an epidemic of fleas would invade Scotland later this year.

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