Location: Mosquito and Fly Research Unit
Title: International forum for surveillance and control of mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases Authors
Submitted to: Wing Beats of the American Mosquito Control Association
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: April 1, 2010
Publication Date: October 1, 2010
Citation: Rui-De, X., Zhao, T., Clark, G.G., Muller, G., Moeller, J., Kline, D.L. 2010. International forum for surveillance and control of mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases. Wing Beats of the American Mosquito Control Association. 21(3):24-25,27. Interpretive Summary: In 2009, the Entomological Society of China and the Beijing Institute of Microbiology and Epidemiology hosted the 1st International Forum for Surveillance and Control of Mosquitoes and Mosquito-borne Diseases in Beijing. The meeting provided an opportunity to discuss the current status and future challenges of mosquito and mosquito-borne disease surveillance and control programs in China and elsewhere. Other objectives included: (1) identification of possible areas of collaboration for research and development of surveillance and control of mosquito and mosquito-borne diseases; (2) sharing information about possible funding resources for mosquito and mosquito-borne disease control; and (3) promotion of new techniques and methods of surveillance and control of mosquitoes and mosquito-borne diseases. More than 20 leaders in the fields of mosquito surveillance and mosquito-borne disease control from nine countries were invited to give presentations in one of 10 sections. These sections included: diseases, surveillance, integrated pest management and legislation. A total of 56 presentations were given. The meeting attracted 166 attendees from nine countries and 30 Chinese, provinces achieving both national and global attention.
Technical Abstract: This manuscript provides highlights of presentations given at the 1st International Forum for Surveillance and Control of Mosquitoes and Mosquito-borne Disease in Beijing, China. Topics covered in this 4-day forum included: diseases, surveillance, insecticides, physiology and ecology, behavior, invasive species and disease, programs, new technology, integrated pest management and legislation. It includes details of the participation and presentations from two USDA scientists, other participants from the USA, China, and seven other countries.