Special Issue "Vector-Borne Diseases in a Changing World"

A special issue of Insects (ISSN 2075-4450).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 October 2020.

Special Issue Editors

Dr. Andre Barreto Bruno Wilke
Guest Editor
Department of Public Health Sciences, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami, Miami, FL 33124, USA
Interests: population genetics; microevolution; vector control; vector ecology
Prof. Dr. Mauro Toledo Marrelli
Guest Editor
Department de Epidemiology, School of Public Health, University of São Paulo, São Paulo 01246-904, Brazil
Interests: malaria; genetically modified mosquitoes; vector control; vector ecology

Special Issue Information

Dear colleagues,

Global increases in temperatures and urbanization are impacting the epidemiology of vector-borne diseases, resulting in severe outbreaks, even in formerly non-endemic areas. In recent years, we have seen a rise in the outbreaks of infectious diseases, including the ones transmitted by mosquito vectors. Lately, we have seen environmental crimes devastating natural areas of the world, leading to an environmental disequilibrium and biodiversity loss of unprecedented proportions. The worsening of the ecological imbalance caused by anthropogenic alterations in the environment will impact the range and abundance of mosquito vectors and, consequently, the incidence of vector-borne diseases. It is essential to understand how vector mosquitoes are adapting and thriving in urban environments to guide and improve future mosquito management and control and strategies.

Dr. Andre Barreto Bruno Wilke
Prof. Dr. Mauro Toledo Marrelli
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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  • biodiversity
  • mosquito control
  • mosquito ecology
  • vector-borne disease transmission

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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