Introduction

Insects of medical interest are numerous, and some have had a major impact on the course of human history due to epidemics of vector-borne diseases which have led to millions of deaths. Mosquitoes are at the origin of severe epidemics of malaria, dengue, yellow fever and chikungunya, all of which continue to kill millions of people throughout the world each year. Fleas are responsible for propagating the plague, which killed millions of people during three pandemics. Lice transmit typhus, which has been shown to weaken armies in periods of war. Among those insects of medical interest, the vast majority belongs to the insect order Diptera. This chapter deals with the most common insect vectors of diseases, whose classification is as follows.

RSC Green Chemistry No. 11 Green Trends in Insect Control

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Classification

Class

Order

Family or subfamily

Example

Diseases

Family or subfamily

Example

Diseases

Nuisance

Reduviidae

Kissing bugs

(Triatoma protracta)

Chagas disease

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