Submitted to: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: May 17, 2011
Publication Date: June 15, 2011
Citation: Clark, G.G., Rubio-Palis, Y. 2011. Mosquito vector biology and control in Latin America - A 21st symposium. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association. 27(3):280-299.
Interpretive Summary: The American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) is dedicated to the study and control of mosquitoes, other arthropods, and vectors and promotes cooperation and interaction among professionals and students in this field both in the USA and internationally. To promote greater and more active participation among and with a portion of its international membership, a Spanish language symposium was held 1st at the AMCA Annual Meeting in 1991 and at all subsequent meetings. In addition to providing a forum for scientists whose first language is Spanish, the session promotes interaction with mosquito control industry representatives; and interaction with professional colleagues in the USA who are involved in mosquito vector control, training, and research at the university level, and with local, state and federal government officials.
The 21st Annual Latin American Symposium presented by the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) was held as part of the 77th Annual Meeting in Anaheim, CA in March 2011. The principal objective, as for the previous 20 symposia, was to promote participation in the AMCA by vector control specialists, public health workers, and academicians from Latin America. This publication includes summaries of 55 presentations that were given orally in Spanish or presented as posters by participants from 4 countries in Latin America and the USA. Topics addressed in the symposium included: surveillance, chemical and biological control, and insecticide resistance associated with Aedes aegypti; distribution, behavior, and control of Culex; bionomics, ecology and chemical and biological control of Anopheles vectors of malaria; insecticide resistance; and studies of dengue, West Nile virus, and Triatoma.