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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: BITING ARTHROPODS: INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT

Location: Mosquito and Fly Research Unit

Title: Control of Mosquito-Borne Diseases: Future Directions

Authors
item Linthicum, Kenneth
item Britch, Seth
item Bernier, Ulrich
item Tsikolia, Maia
item Agramonte, Natasha
item Clark, Gary
item Becnel, James
item Wei Pridgeon, Yuping
item Coy, Monique
item Zhao, Liming
item Reid, William
item Sanscrainte, Neil
item Anyamba, Assaf -
item Small, Jennifer -
item Pak, Ed -
item Tucker, Compton -
item Chretien, Jean-Paul -
item Witt, Clair -
item Schnabel, David -
item Clark, Jeff -
item Slavov, Svetoslav -
item Katritzky, Alan -

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: March 24, 2010
Publication Date: N/A

Technical Abstract: Global climate greatly influences local conditions that can affect vector-borne arboviral disease patterns because the viruses, their vectors, and hosts are sensitive to temperature moisture, and other ambient environmental conditions. In this presentation we examine in detail linkages between climate, ecosystems and elevated transmission of dengue, chikungunya, and Rift Valley fever. During periods of elevated transmission there is a significantly increased risk of globalization of these and other hemorrhagic viruses. The ability to predict periods of high risk might permit us to design better containment or exclusion strategies to limit globalization. New methods of vector-borne disease surveillance and control are discussed.

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