Submitted to: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: May 1, 2012
Publication Date: June 1, 2012
Citation: Clark, G.G., Rubio-Palis, Y. 2012. Mosquito vector biology and control in Latin America - a 22nd Symposium. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association. 28(2):102-110.
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 international members, 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 22nd Annual Latin American Symposium presented by the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) was held as part of the 78th Annual Meeting in Austin, TX in February 2012. The principal objective, as for the previous 21 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 21 presentations that were given orally in Spanish or presented as posters by participants from Mexico, Colombia, Venezuela, and the USA. Topics addressed in the symposium included: surveillance, chemical control, insecticide resistance and genetics associated with Aedes aegypti; food sources and control of Culex; taxonomy, surveillance and control of Anopheles vectors of malaria; and studies of dengue virus and Leishmania.