Ecology and control of vector-borne diseases

Ecology of parasite-vector interactions

Editors: Takken, Willem, Koenraadt, Sander (Eds.)

  • Aims to provide a rapid overview of recent developments in the field of parasite-vector interactions and how this can be used for more effective and sustainable disease control
  • The state-of-the-art of parasite-vector interactions is being reviewed
  • Means for using this information for advanced strategies of vector-borne disease control are proposed
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Vector-borne diseases continue to be one of the most important determinants affecting human and animal health. Large numbers of people suffer from diseases like malaria, dengue, filariasis and leishmaniasis, especially in the tropics. Whereas these diseases were eradicated from the temperate climate zones, in recent years the rising incidence of 'emerging' vector-borne diseases such as bluetongue, West Nile Virus, Lyme disease, tick-borne encephalitis and the recent outbreaks of chikungunya and dengue in southern Europe provide evidence that these diseases are resilient and can disperse to other regions and continents where before they were not present or relevant. Many tools for the management of vector-borne diseases are currently under pressure because of increasing drug and insecticide resistance, as well as the realization of biological variation of parasites and vectors and their ecosystems. At the same time, progress in our understanding of genetics, immunology, population biology and epidemiology allow for a better understanding of parasite-vector interactions. Here the state-of-the-art of these interactions is being reviewed, and means for using this information for advanced strategies of vector-borne disease control are proposed. This 3rd edition of ECVD aims to provide a rapid overview of recent developments in the field of parasite-vector interactions and how this can be used for more effective and sustainable disease control.

About the authors

Willem Takken is professor in Medical and Veterinary Entomology at Wageningen University. Sander Koenraadt is an assistant professor in Vector Ecology at Wageningen University. Both editors collaborate in several research programmes, and consider dissemination of research results to fellow scientists as well as the public at large as an important component of their work.

Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Introduction – who was there first?

    Takken, Willem (et al.)

    Pages 13-15

  • Impact of transgenic immune deployment on mosquito fitness

    Pike, Andrew D. (et al.)

    Pages 19-33

  • Plant-sugar feeding and vectorial capacity

    Stone, Chris M. (et al.)

    Pages 35-79

  • Vector competence for arboviruses in relation to the larval environment of mosquitoes

    Alto, Barry W. (et al.)

    Pages 81-101

  • Relevant temperatures in mosquito and malaria biology

    Paaijmans, Krijn P. (et al.)

    Pages 103-121

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ecology of parasite-vector interactions
Editors
  • Willem Takken
  • Sander Koenraadt
Series Title
Ecology and control of vector-borne diseases
Series Volume
3
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Wageningen Academic Publishers
Copyright Holder
Wageningen Academic Publishers
eBook ISBN
978-90-8686-744-8
DOI
10.3920/978-90-8686-744-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Illustrations and Tables
23 b/w illustrations, 2 illustrations in colour
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