Location: Mosquito and Fly ResearchTitle: Mosquito vector biology and control in Latin America - a 23rd symposium Author
Submitted to: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 5/20/2013
Publication Date: 9/16/2013
Citation: Clark, G.G., Fernandez-Salas, I. 2013. Mosquito vector biology and control in Latin America - a 23rd symposium. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association. 29(3):251-269. 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.
Technical Abstract: The 23nd Annual Latin American Symposium presented by the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) was held as part of the 79th Annual Meeting in Atlantic City, NJ in February 2013. The principal objective, as for the previous 22 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 49 presentations that were given orally in Spanish or presented as posters by participants from Colombia, Mexico, and the USA. Topics addressed in the symposium included: surveillance, ecology, chemical and biological control, and insecticide resistance associated with Aedes aegypti; surveillance and control of Anopheles vectors of malaria; and studies of dengue and West Nile viruses, Chagas’ disease, and Lutzomyia.