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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Research Project: CONTROL AND PROTECTION TOOLS FOR INTEGRATED PEST MANAGEMENT OF MOSQUITOES AND FILTH FLIES

Location: Mosquito and Fly Research Unit

Title: Mosquito Vector Control and Biology in Latin America - A 17th Symposium

Authors
item Clark, Gary
item Rubio-Palis, Yasmin - VENEZUELA MINISTRY HEALTH

Submitted to: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: August 6, 2007
Publication Date: December 1, 2007
Repository URL: http://apt.allenpress.com/perlserv/?request=get-toc&issn=8756-971X&volume=23&issue=4
Citation: Clark, G.G., Rubio-Palis, Y. 2007. Mosquito Vector Control and Biology in Latin America - A 17th Symposium. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association. 23(4):449-470.

Interpretive Summary: The American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) is dedicated to the study and control of mosquitoes, other vectors, and arthropods 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 additional, to providing a forum for scientists whose first language is Spanish, the session promoted interaction with mosquito control industry representatives; and interaction with control with professional colleagues in the USA who are involved in mosquito vector control, training, and research at the university level, and with state and federal government officials. This publication includes summaries of 57 presentations that were given in Spanish by participants from 6 countries in Latin America, Puerto Rico and the USA. Topics addressed in the symposium included results from chemical and biological control programs and studies; studies of insecticide resistance; and population genetics, molecular, ecological, and behavioral studies of vectors of dengue (Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus), Venezuelan equine encephalitis (Culex spp.), and West Nile viruses (Culex nigripalpus and Cx. quinquefasciatus), malaria (Anopheles spp.), leishmaniasis (Lutzomyia) and onchocerciasis (Simulium). Summaries of 14 previous symposia have been published (Clark and Suarez 1991, 1992, 1993; Clark 1995, 1996; Clark and Rangel 1997, 1998, 1999; Clark et al. 2000; Clark and Quiroz-Martinez 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005; and Clark and Rubio-Palis 2006).

Technical Abstract: The 17th Annual Latin America American symposium presented by the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) was held as part of the 73rd Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL, in April 2007. The principal objective, as for the previous 16 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 57 presentations that were given orally in Spanish or presented as posters by participants from 6 countries in Latin America, Puerto Rico and the USA. Topics addressed in the symposium included results from chemical and biological control programs and studies; studies of insecticide resistance; and population genetics, molecular, ecological, and behavioral studies of vectors of dengue (Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus), Venezuelan equine encephalitis (Culex spp.), and West Nile viruses (Culex nigripalpus and Cx. quinquefasciatus), malaria (Anopheles spp.), leishmaniasis (Lutzomyia), and onchocerciasis (Simulium).

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