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Control of Vector-Borne Human Parasitic Diseases


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1FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

2Universidad Autónoma del Estado de México, Toluca, Mexico

3Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical, Lisboa, Portugal

4Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK


Control of Vector-Borne Human Parasitic Diseases

Description

Neglected Tropical Diseases transmitted by vectors are responsible for over 1 billion cases and 1 million deaths every year, corresponding to at least 17% of all infectious diseases. Among them are malaria, leishmaniasis, onchocerciasis, lymphatic filariasis, Chagas disease, and African trypanosomiasis.

Historically, vector control has been the main strategy for prevention of disease outbreaks. This has been done mainly by the use of chemical insecticides. However, over the past decades, this strategy has not been successful regarding reduction of morbidity and mortality. Moreover, this practice has resulted in the emergence of insecticide-resistant vector populations, which constitute a topic of major concern for most health agencies across the world. Because of that, new strategies, tools, and targets for vector control have been the focus of research in recent years.

Over the past decades, entomology has undergone an intense renewal by the advent of genomic and postgenomic tools, and studies on vector control are not an exception. It should be emphasized that successful entomological and disease control strategies rely on deep knowledge of insect physiology and understanding of pathogen-vector interactions.

This special issue aims to discuss and present recent advances (last 15 years) in studies on vector control. We would like to request original articles as well as reviews focusing on new theoretical or technological developments and breakthroughs in the main vector-borne human tropical diseases.

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Population genetics of disease vectors
  • Biochemistry and molecular biology of pathogens and vectors
  • Developmental and behavioral studies of disease vectors
  • Novel approaches for vector control and for blocking disease transmission
  • Novel tools for monitoring vector populations and insecticide resistance
  • Studies on the determinants of vectorial competence and prevalence of infections in the field
  • Microbiological or metagenomic analyses of microbiomes associated with vectors
  • Novel tools and strategies for mass rearing of vectors
  • Vaccines
  • Drug resistance of parasites
  • Mathematical modelling and design of control strategies

Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1014805
  • - Editorial

Control of Vector-Borne Human Parasitic Diseases

Fernando A. Genta | Hector M. Diaz-Albiter | ... | Bruno Gomes
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8560519
  • - Research Article

Climate Change Is Increasing the Risk of the Reemergence of Malaria in Romania

Larisa Ivanescu | Ilie Bodale | ... | Liviu Miron
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8603140
  • - Research Article

Triflumuron Effects on the Physiology and Reproduction of Rhodnius prolixus Adult Females

Bianca Santos Henriques | Fernando Ariel Genta | ... | Patricia Azambuja
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 5381956
  • - Research Article

Relationship between Antibody Levels, IgG Binding to Plasmodium falciparum-Infected Erythrocytes, and Disease Outcome in Hospitalized Urban Malaria Patients from Dakar, Sénégal

Babacar Mbengue | Mouhamadou Mansour Fall | ... | Ronald Perraut
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8962685
  • - Review Article

Management and Treatment of Human Lice

Abdoul Karim Sangaré | Ogobara K. Doumbo | Didier Raoult
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 1645097
  • - Research Article

Phosphorylated and Nonphosphorylated PfMAP2 Are Localized in the Nucleus, Dependent on the Stage of Plasmodium falciparum Asexual Maturation

Farah Aida Dahalan | Hasidah Mohd Sidek | ... | Noraishah Mydin Abdul-Aziz
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8642373
  • - Research Article

Geographical Distribution and New Situation of Leishmania Species after the Control of Cutaneous Leishmaniasis Foci in Errachidia Province, Morocco, in 2014

El Alem Mohamed Mahmoud | Sebti Faiza | ... | Fellah Hajiba
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 8603263
  • - Research Article

Resistance Status to the Insecticides Temephos, Deltamethrin, and Diflubenzuron in Brazilian Aedes aegypti Populations

Diogo Fernandes Bellinato | Priscila Fernandes Viana-Medeiros | ... | Denise Valle
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 6871739
  • - Research Article

Molecular Diagnosis and Identification of Leishmania Species in Jordan from Saved Dry Samples

Nawal Hijjawi | Kalil A. Kanani | ... | Mohammad R. Irhimeh
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2016
  • - Article ID 3083568
  • - Review Article

Epidemiology of Plasmodium and Helminth Coinfection and Possible Reasons for Heterogeneity

Abraham Degarege | Berhanu Erko
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