Submitted to: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 8/26/2008
Publication Date: 12/24/2008
Citation: Clark, G.G.; Rubio-Palis, Y. 2008. Mosquito vector control and biology in Latin America - an 18th symposium. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association. 24(4):571-582.
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 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.
Technical Abstract: The 18th Annual Latin American symposium presented by the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) was held as part of the 74th Annual Meeting in Sparks, NV, in March 2008. The principal objective, as for the previous 17 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 35 presentations that were given orally in Spanish or presented as posters by participants from 5 countries in Latin America and Puerto Rico. Topics addressed in the symposium included: surveillance, chemical and biological control, insecticide resistance and repellency of Aedes aegypti; distribution, behavior, transmission of West Nile virus, and control of Culex; bionomics, ecology and chemical and biological control of Anopheles vectors of malaria; insecticide resistance; and studies of Triatoma and Rhodnius.