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The arthropodborne diseases dealt with in this volume include those that have always been among the major pestilences of war. These include the diseases transmitted by mosquitoes, including yellow fever, dengue, some encephalitides, and filiariasis (malaria is covered in Volume VI of this series); fleaborne diseases such as plague and endemic typhus; louseborne diseases such as relapsing fever and epidemic typhus; tickborne diseases such as endemic relapsing fever and Rocky Mountain spotted fever; miteborne diseases such as scrub typhus and "scrub itch"; and finally, the sandflyborne disease of sandfly fever.
Malaria was the most important arthropodborne disease of World War
Communicable Diseases: Arthropodborne Diseases Other Than Malaria, Preventive Medicine in World War II.. Ann Intern Med. ;62:634–635. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-62-3-634_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1965;62(3):634-635.
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