Vector Biology, Ecology and Control

  • Peter W. Atkinson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Global Perspectives on Vector-Borne Disease

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Kenneth J. Linthicum, Assaf Anyamba, Jean-Paul Chretien, Jennifer Small, Compton J. Tucker, Seth C. Britch
      Pages 3-13
  3. Emerging and Invasive Vector-Borne Diseases

  4. Arboviruses and Their Control in the Field

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Barry Beaty, Scott Bernhardt, William Black, Carol Blair, Lars Eisen, Darwin Elizondo-Quiroga et al.
      Pages 99-111
  5. Pest Management and Outreach in Disease Endemic Regions and in the United States: Practical, Novel and Attainable Strategies for Vector Control

About this book

Introduction

The control of mosquitoes and other insect vectors of human pathogens in an area-wide, environmentally and sustainable way is critical to solving global health problems in the developing world but also to industrialized countries that already have in place efficient vector control programs. The rapid spread of West Nile virus through the United States provides one example of how even a highly developed country can be relatively powerless against the spread of mosquito-borne disease. This volume illustrates how the efforts over half a century of a single investigator, Mir S. Mulla, and his students and collaborators have achieved sustainable vector insect control in regions of the world extending from the south-western United States to south-east Asia. These control strategies have been refined over these decades and now are employed in a diversity of ecosystems. Increased public awareness of global health and the importance placed on this for the future well-being of the entire human population makes the deployment and refinement of these strategies even more timely.

Keywords

Biological control Ecology Global health Infectious disease Mosquito Vector biology ecosystem ecosystems environment

Editors and affiliations

  • Peter W. Atkinson
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. EntomologyUniversity of California, Riverside, Inst. Integrative Genome Biology & Center for Disease Vector ControlRiversideUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-90-481-2458-9
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2010
  • Publisher Name Springer, Dordrecht
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-90-481-2457-2
  • Online ISBN 978-90-481-2458-9
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