International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2017, Vol. 4 Issue 4, Part B
Review of medical arthropods in Tunisia
Ahmed Tabbabi, Adel Rhim and Jaber Daaboub
The influence of arthropods on human and animals health exceeds the importance that entomologists attribute to them because of their abundance and diversity. The aim of this study is to review the medical arthropods in Tunisia in order to implement an effective and permanent surveillance. Nine important medical arthropods exist in Tunisia: scorpions, bed bugs, ticks, cockroaches, scabies, fleas, lice, sandflies and mosquitoes. We discussed their medical interest and geographic distribution based on available data. Provide recommendations for research and surveillance that should be prioritized in order to prepare the country for future public health challenges were suggested. Stress that all challenges are international, because the vectors spread across borders.
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Ahmed Tabbabi, Adel Rhim and Jaber Daaboub. Review of medical arthropods in Tunisia. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2017;4(4):102-108.