Location: Mosquito and Fly ResearchTitle: Mosquito vector biology and control in Latin America - a 24th symposium) Author
Submitted to: Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association
Publication Type: Peer Reviewed Journal
Publication Acceptance Date: 6/25/2014
Publication Date: 9/24/2014
Citation: Clark, G.G., Fernandez-Salas, I. 2014. Mosquito vector biology and control in Latin America - a 24th symposium. Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association. 30(3):204-214. 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 24th Annual Latin American Symposium presented by the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) was held as part of the 80th Annual Meeting in Seattle, WA in February 2014. The principal objective, as for the previous 23 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 26 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 control, studies of dengue viruses, and insecticide resistance associated with Aedes aegypti; Anopheles vectors of malaria; essential oils; and ethnic groups and vector-borne diseases.