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'Operational use of adult mosquito traps for temporary removal of Dengue/Chik V/Zika vectors'
April 28, 2016 at 1pm EST
Summary: The Yellow Fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti and the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus, rank among the most significant vectors of dengue fever, chikungunya virus, and Zika virus. With no specific medications or vaccines available, vector control is the only way to combat these diseases. Public health programs concentrate on source reduction, public education and in some cases adulticiding when responding to a virus introduction from a container mosquito. Mosquito traps are commonly used for surveillance but may be able to play a larger role in helping to reduce the adult mosquito population when there is a disease threat. This talk will discuss the potential use of adult mosquito traps to quickly reduce adult container mosquito populations on a temporary basis. In addition, results from a multi-year, proof of concept study conducted in Pasco County, Florida will be discussed.
II: Trap availability, options, pros and cons
III: Proof of concept discussion, IV: Pasco County study
V: Conclusion and Discussions
Bio sketch: Aaron Lloyd, MSc is the Assistant Director for Pasco County Mosquito Control District in Odessa, Florida. He serves on the Florida Mosquito Control Association board as the SW representative. He is also the lead chair for the FMCA-Dodd short courses, an annual week long training event where mosquito control personnel obtain their required state CEUs to maintain their Public Health License. Aaron also serves on the Florida Mosquito Control Association Dengue/ChikV Ad Hoc committee. Prior to joining Pasco County Mosquito Control District in 2012, Aaron worked as a research entomologist for the Navy Entomology Center of Excellence (NECE), US Navy, NAS JAX in Jacksonville, Florida. He was a part of a larger research group that dedicated their time and effort to developing novel vector control techniques and equipment to protect the troops while deployed domestically and internationally. Before joining NECE he worked with the United States Department of Agriculture, Mosquito and Fly Research Unit with Dr. Daniel Kline. He has vast experience with trap testing and development that target medically important insects.
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