Submitted to: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Publication Type: Peer reviewed journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/16/2006
Publication Date: 10/1/2006
Citation: Clark, G.G., Rubio-Palis, Y. 2006. Mosquito vector control and biology in Latin America - a 16th symposium. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association. 22(4):732-750. 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 addition to providing a forum for scientists whose first language is Spanish, the session promoted 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 state and federal government officials.
Technical Abstract: The 16th Annual Latin American Symposium presented by the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) was held as part of the 72nd Annual Meeting in Detroit, Michigan in February 2006. The principal objective, as for the previous 15 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 34 presentations that were given orally in Spanish and 12 posters presented 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; population genetics, molecular, taxonomic, ecological, and behavioral studies of vectors of dengue (Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus), West Nile virus (Culex quinquefasciatus), malaria (Anopheles albimanus. An. darlingi, An. marajoara), leishmaniasis (Lutzomyia), Chagas’ disease (Triatoma); and Amblyomma.