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Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 2017, 2(1), 1; doi:10.3390/tropicalmed2010001

A Transdisciplinary Approach to Managing Emerging and Resurging Mosquito-Borne Diseases in the Western Pacific Region

1,†,* and 2,3,4,†,*
1
Division of Chemistry and Structural Biology, Institute for Molecular Bioscience, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
2
Department of Marketing, Monash University, Clayton, VIC 3800, Australia
3
International Water Centre, Brisbane, QLD 4000, Australia
4
School of Public Health and Global Change Institute, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, QLD 4072, Australia
The authors contributed equally to this manuscript.
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Academic Editor: John Frean
Received: 4 October 2016 / Revised: 19 December 2016 / Accepted: 26 December 2016 / Published: 6 January 2017
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Abstract

Mosquitoes transmit a number of harmful diseases that have an impact on local communities and visitors, and many pose a threat to neighboring countries. As federal monitoring budgets shrink across the world, the increasing importance of citizen scientists in monitoring and identifying invasive species, as well as acting to prevent these diseases, are discussed. Examples of past mosquito management programs are provided, and future directions are discussed with an emphasis on the Western Pacific Region. View Full-Text
Keywords: citizen science; mosquitoes; vector-borne disease; participatory action; WaSH; Zika; Western Pacific citizen science; mosquitoes; vector-borne disease; participatory action; WaSH; Zika; Western Pacific
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Hardy, M.C.; Barrington, D.J. A Transdisciplinary Approach to Managing Emerging and Resurging Mosquito-Borne Diseases in the Western Pacific Region. Trop. Med. Infect. Dis. 2017, 2, 1.

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