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Global health impacts of vector-borne diseases : workshop summary / Alison Mack, rapporteur ; Forum on Microbial Threats, Board on Global Health, Health and Medicine Division, the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, Medicine.

Mack, Alison
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"In June 2007 the Forum on Microbial Threats hosted a workshop to explore the dynamic relationships among host, pathogen(s), vector(s), and ecosystems that characterize vector-borne diseases. Revisiting this topic in September 2014, the forum examined trends and patterns in the incidence and prevalence of vector-borne diseases in an increasingly interconnected and ecologically disturbed world, as well as recent developments to meet these dynamic threats. This public workshop featured invited presentations and discussions that described the emergence and global movement of vector-borne diseases, considered research priorities for understanding their biology and ecology, and assessed global preparedness for and progress toward their prevention, control, and mitigation."


Washington, DC : National Academies Press, [2016]

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xxiii, 371 pages : illustrations (some colour), maps (some colour) ; 23 cm


Workshop overview -- Appendixes. Contributed manuscripts. Emerging insect-transmitted plant diseases : the bacterium Xylella fastidiosa as a case study / Rodrigo P.P. Almeida and L. Nunney -- Genetic control of Aedes mosquitoes / Luke Alphey, Andrew McKemey, Derric Nimmo, Marco Neira Oviedo, Renaud Lacroix, Kelly Matzen, and Camilla Beech -- The intensifying storm : domestication of Aedes aegypti, urbanization of arboviruses, and emerging insecticide resistance / Barry J. Beaty, William C. Black IV, Lars Eisen, Adriana E. Flores, Julian E. Garcia-Rejon, Maria Lorono-Pino, and Karla Saavedra-Rodriguez -- Dengue, Chikungunya, and other vector-borne diseases (VBDs) : surveillance and response in Latin America and the Caribbean : the role of the Pan American Health Organization / Luis Gerardo Castellanos -- Vector-borne diseases : animals and patterns / Margot Stuchin, Catherine C. Machalaba, William B. Karesh -- Drivers, dynamics, and control of emerging vector-borne zoonotic diseases / A. Marm Kilpatrick and Sarah E. Randolph -- Climate teleconnections, weather extremes, and vector-borne disease outbreaks / Kenneth J. Linthicum, Assaf Anyamba, Seth C. Britch, Jennifer L. Small, and Compton J. Tucker -- Changing paradigms for tick-borne diseases in the Americas / Christopher D. Paddock, Robert S. Lane, J. Erin Staples, and Marcelo B. Labruna -- Emerging vector-borne diseases in the United States : what is next, and are we prepared? / Lyle R. Petersen, Roger S. Nasci, Charles B. Beard, and Robert F. Massung -- Arbovirus evolution, vector competence, and virulence models : changing patterns of infection / Corey W. Hecksel and Rebecca Rico-Hesse -- Vector-borne disease emergence and spread in the European Union / Jan C. Semenza -- Disruption of insect transmission of plant viruses / Anna E. Whitfield and Dorith Rotenberg.

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