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1) snakebite. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The bite of a nonvenomous snake is rarely serious. Venomous snakes have fangs, hollow teeth through which poison is injected into a victim. All types of snake venom...

2) assassin bug. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Hemiptera (suborder Heteroptera). Assassin bugs are generally brownish to black, medium-sized to large insects, with heads that are elongate and narrow compared to...

3) dengue fever. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Aedes mosquito; it is also known as breakbone fever and bone-crusher disease. The disease occurs in both epidemic and sporadic form in warm climates (S United States,...

4) housefly. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Musca domestica, found in most parts of the world. The housefly, a scavenger, does not bite living animals but is dangerous because it carries bacteria and protozoans...

5) tarantella. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Neapolitan folk dance that first appeared in Taranto, Italy, in the 17th cent. It had rapid 6-8 meter with an increasing tempo and was thought to cure the bite of...

6) ehrlichiosis. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Ehrlichiosis is transmitted by ticks. Both human forms tend to develop about nine days after a tick bite. Symptoms include severe headache and chills and low white...

7) gecko. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The more than 300 species are distributed throughout the warm regions of the world, mostly in the Old World. Despite folklore to the contrary, their bite is not poisonous....

8) millipede. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...They do not have a poisonous bite, but many protect themselves by offensive odors produced by stink glands; some produce highly irritating compounds that can injure...

9) trypanosomiasis. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The three variations of the disease that predominate in humans are transmitted by an insect vector: Two types of African sleeping sickness are caused, respectively,...

10) black fly. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...The black fly is about 1/8 in. (32 cm) long and has large eyes, short legs, a stout, humped back, broad gauzy wings, and piercing-sucking mouthparts. The female inflicts...

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