This session examines advances in mosquito control and surveillance in the context of Zika and other potential emerging mosquito-borne diseases. Innovative mosquito-control measures in the USA, for instance, can be traced back to the 1930s and 1940s when the USDA used improvements in housing structures (including using screens to close open eaves) to significantly reduce the risk of malaria infection in Alabama and Mississippi before introduction of the use of DDT to control mosquitoes. Today, several decades later, the problem of mosquitoes control remains challenging particularly given emerging mosquito-borne diseases. Modern surveillance techniques such as spatially explicit modeling which integrate remotely sensed data extend surveillance to larger landscape scales. Mosquito control goes beyond integrated mosquito control to advances in biological control (e.g., genetically modified sterile mosquitoes). Advances in mosquito surveillance and control include the creation of transformative partnerships among government agencies, universities, the private sectors and local communities.
We therefore invite diverse papers that address these advances and innovations in mosquito surveillance and control techniques, tools, processes, strategies, and institutional arrangements and partnerships. Themes for eligible papers include but are not limited to:
Socio-environmental modeling in mosquito surveillance and control
Climate change and mosquito surveillance or control
The nexus of food/water/health related to mosquito-borne diseases and managing the tradeoff s thereof
Disease-specific mosquito surveillance or control strategies, such as Zika, malaria, and other diseases
Innovative institutional arrangements and partnerships in mosquito surveillance and control, including financing arrangements
New techniques and technologies in mosquito surveillance or control, including geospatial analysis with remote sensing data, GIS and GPS.
Reviews of advances in mosquito surveillance and control
Other related themes.
|Presenter||Claudia Riegel*, City of New Orleans Mosquito and Termite Contol Board, Hilda Romero, Operation Blessing International , Sarah Michaels , City of New Orleans Mosquito and Termite Control Board , Erin R Cloherty, City of New Orleans Mosquito and Termite Control Board, Imelda Moise , Univeristy of Miami, The power of cooperation, maximizing implementation of mosquito control strategies||20||1:20 PM|
|Presenter||Imelda K Moise*, University of Miami, Claudia Riegel, Director, City of New Orleans Mosquito & Termite Control Board, Brandan O'Leary, Operation Blessing International, Hilda BM. Romero BM Remoro, Operation Blessings Honduras, William Horan, Operation Blessing International, Claudia Riegel, Director, City of New Orleans Mosquito & Termite Control Board, Household survey of mosquito larval production containers: A pilot study of an integrated mosquito control program in Monte Verde, Honduras||20||1:40 PM|
|Presenter||Mohamed Sallam*, , Sarah Michaels, Medical Entomologist, Brandon Carter, Environmental specialist, Claudia Riegel, Director of Mosquito, Termite, and Rodent Control , Aedes Density or Vector-Host Contact (VHC) Ratios: Ecological Niche Modeling Approach in Understanding Spatio-Temporal Distribution of Aedes vectors in the City of New Orleans, LA, USA||20||2:00 PM|
|Presenter||Andre Wilke*, Department of Public Health Sciences, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Imelda Moise, Department of Geography, University of Miami, Chalmers Vasquez, Miami-Dade County Mosquito Control Division, Johana Medina, Miami-Dade County Mosquito Control Division, Paul Mauriello, Miami-Dade County Department of Solid Waste Management, John Beier , Department of Public Health Sciences, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Construction Sites Are Driving the Population Dynamics of Vector Mosquitoes||20||2:20 PM|
|Presenter||Leo Zulu*, Michigan State University, Edward Walker, Michigan State University, Wezi Mkwaila, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Malawi, Grivin Chipula, Lilongwe University of Agriculture and Natural Resources, Malawi, Charles Mangani, Malawi College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi, Don Mathanga, Malawi College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantytre, Malawi, Spatial and Temporal Patterns of Larva and Adult Mosquitoes And Malaria Risk In An Irrigated Agro-Ecosystem In Malawi||20||2:40 PM|
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