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Bloody Suckers

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Natural History of the Vampire Bat
http://www.batconservation.org/content/
meetourbats/vampire.htm

Learn more about these blood-sucking creatures of the night.

Biopharm Leeches
http://www.biopharm-leeches.com
A leading leech provider.

Leeches
http://www.austmus.gov.au/factsheets/leeches.htm
Links to everything you'd like to know about these wrigglers.

When modern medicine needs some help...
http://www.univ-lille1.fr/lea/Menu_du_Site/leeches.pdf
PDF document featuring numerous examples of modern medical uses of leeches.

West Nile Virus Basics
http://www.cdc.gov/ncidod/dvbid/westnile/index.htm
A trove of information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Books

Despommier, Dickson. WEST NILE STORY. New York: Apple Trees Production, 2001.

Drayer, Jeff. THE COST-EFFECTIVE USE OF LEECHES AND OTHER MUSINGS OF A MEDICAL SCHOOL SURVIVOR. New York: Galen Press, 1998.

Kite, L. Patricia. BLOOD-FEEDING BUGS AND BEASTS. New York: Millbrook Press, 1996.

Labonte, Gail. LEECHES, LAMPREYS, AND OTHER COLD BLOODED BLOODSUCKERS. New York: Franklin Watts, 1991.

Spielman, Andrew. MOSQUITO: A NATURAL HISTORY OF OUR MOST PERSISTENT AND DEADLY FOE. New York: Hyperion, 2001.



Once Bitten
Read an interview with Mark Ferns

Leech Therapy
Discover modern medical uses for leeches

Death Angels
How mosquitos spread West Nile virus

For Teachers
View the BLOODY SUCKERS Lesson Plan

Resources
Web links and books about bloodsuckers
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