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On Deck - Dr. Jerome Goddard


Topics we are discussing right now

1. How/why are pests and vector - born diseases important

2. Primary pest-related health issues 

3. Major dieases in pests: 

  • Mosquitos 
  • Anopheles Mosquitos - Malaria
  • Health effects in mosquitos

Mosquito diseases:

  • Malaria
  • Yellow fever - Most lethal, the American Plague in 1878
  • West Nile
  • Rift valley fever
  • Chikungunya - Africa south east asia - recently found in Italy in 2007
  • Dengue fever(break bone fever) recent out breaks in Florida

Public health Intervention
Mosquito bed netting


Tick diseases

  • Bacteria
  • Protozoa
  • Virsus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Lyme Borreliosis
  • Rocky mountain spotted fever - possible death after 3 days

Flea Diseases

  • Plague(s)
  • Murine typhus

Fly Disease

  • Myiasis (Blow fly)

Kissing Bug Disease 

  • Chagas
  • Allergic reactions


  • Allergies
  • Asthma 

Bed Bugs 

Visit the Clark Pest Blog or visit ClarkPest.com to learn more.


Fred - I thank you for these blogs as I am enjoying this conference vicariously through them while home flat on my back in bed recovering from a Periumbilical Ventral Hernia Repair Surgical Procedure...comfortably numbed by Vicodin and 800mg of Ibuprofin - keep it comin' my friend! Greg
Posted @ Friday, February 18, 2011 11:30 AM by Greg Ingram
Thanks Greg! Hope you feel better, I may be posting some video snippets later
Posted @ Friday, February 18, 2011 11:32 AM by Fred Speer
I tried to use my twitter to follow this and it keeps bringing me back to this site to follow again. Not able to follow.
Posted @ Friday, February 18, 2011 12:15 PM by Elizabeth Webster
I'll take a look, thank you for the heads up!
Posted @ Friday, February 18, 2011 12:25 PM by Fred Speer
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