Special Issue "Mosquito Control Innovations into The 21st Century"
A special issue of International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (ISSN 1660-4601).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2017).
Interests: mosquito biology at all life stages; environmentally conscientious control strategies; mosquito impact on human society; host pathogen interactions
Mosquitoes have challenged human progress for many centuries. The diseases that are vectored by various mosquitoes impact wild and domestic animal success. On a very personal human level, some of those diseases remain major threats to human health world-wide. Emerging pathogens of the 21st century have significantly added to the mosquito threat as the result of such age-old disease burdens as Malaria, Yellow Fever, Dengue Fever and many more. The recent spread of Old World viral diseases, such as West Nile, Chikungunya and Zika to other parts of the globe have raised our consciousness to the need for ever-evolving methods of mosquito control. In this Special Issue of IJERPH we hope to bring together research reports on the many ways in which mosquito population control has progressed in recent years and the new and exciting directions on the horizon. Advances in our understanding of mosquito biology from cellular and neurobiology to chemical senses to innate immunity to renal and gut function as well as the implementation of ever more detailed technical approaches have produced truly paradigm shifting momentum for management of an ancient problem into the 21st century.
Prof. Dr. Paul J. Linser
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- Mosquito disease vectors
- Emerging Pathogens
- Arbo virus transmission blockage
- WHO Zika response
- Off-target impact