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Author Mack, Alison, author.

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

Published Washington, DC : National Academies Press, [2016]


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Physical description 1 online resource (1 PDF file (xxiii, 371 pages)) : illustrations
Series NCBI Bookshelf
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references.
Contents Workshop overview -- A1. Emerging insect-transmitted plant diseases -- A2. Genetic control of Aedes mosquitoes -- A3. The intensifying storm: domestication of Aedes aegypte, urbanization of arboviruses, and emerging insecticide resistance -- A4. 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 -- A5. Vector-borne diseases: animals and patterns -- A6. Drivers, dynamics, and control of emerging vector-borne zoonotic diseases -- A7. Climate teleconnectiuons, weather extremes, and vector-borne disease outbreaks -- A8. Changing paradigms for tick-borne deases in the Americas -- A9. Emerging vector-borne diseases in the United State: what is next, and are we prepared? -- A10. Arbovirus evolution, vector competence, and virulence models: changing patterns of infection -- A11. Vector-borne disease emergence and spread in the European Union -- A12. Disruption of insect transmission of plant viruses -- Appendix B: Agenda -- Appendix C: Acronyms -- Appendix D: Glossary -- Appendix E: Speaker biographies.
Summary Pathogens transmitted among humans, animals, or plants by insects and arthropod vectors have been responsible for significant morbidity and mortality throughout recorded history. Such vector-borne diseases--including malaria, dengue, yellow fever, and plague--together accounted for more human disease and death in the 17th through early 20th centuries than all other causes combined. Over the past three decades, previously controlled vector-borne diseases have resurged or reemerged in new geographic locations, and several newly identified pathogens and vectors have triggered disease outbreaks in plants and animals, including humans. Domestic and international capabilities to detect, identify, and effectively respond to vector-borne diseases are limited. Few vaccines have been developed against vector-borne pathogens. At the same time, drug resistance has developed in vector-borne pathogens while their vectors are increasingly resistant to insecticide controls. Furthermore, the ranks of scientists trained to conduct research in key fields including medical entomology, vector ecology, and tropical medicine have dwindled, threatening prospects for addressing vector-borne diseases now and in the future. In June 2007, as these circumstances became alarmingly apparent, 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 organized a workshop to examine 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. Participants examined the emergence and global movement of vector-borne diseases, research priorities for understanding their biology and ecology, and global preparedness for and progress toward their prevention, control, and mitigation. This report summarizes the presentations and discussions from the workshop.
Notes Financial support for this activity was provided by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation; American Society for Microbiology; Infectious Diseases Society of America; Johnson & Johnson; MedImmune, Merck Company Foundation; Sanofi Pasteur; Skoll Global Threats Fund; Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences; U.S. Department of Defense: Armed Forces Health Surveillance Center, and Medical Research and Materiel Command; U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Food and Drug Administration; U.S. Department of Homeland Security; U.S. Agency for International Development; U.S. Department of Justice: Federal Bureau of Investigation; and U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations presented in this publication do not necessarily reflect the views of any organizations or agency that provided support for this activity.
Other author National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine (U.S.). Forum on Microbial Threats, issuing body.
National Library of Medicine issuing body.
Global Health Impacts of Vector-Borne Diseases (Workshop) (2014 : Washington, D.C.)
Subject Communicable diseases -- Prevention -- Congresses.
Communicable diseases -- Epidemiology -- Congresses.
Emerging infectious diseases -- Congresses.
Animals as carriers of disease -- Congresses.
Electronic books.
Conference papers and proceedings.
ISBN 9780309377591