genetic control of malaria and dengue

Genetic Control Of Malaria And Dengue
Author: Zach N. Adelman
Publisher: Academic Press
Release Date: 2015-10-15
Pages: 486
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Genetic Control of Malaria and Dengue focuses on the knowledge, technology, regulation and ethics of using genetically modified mosquitoes to interrupt the transmission of important vector-borne diseases including Malaria. It contains coverage of the current state of knowledge of vector-borne diseases and how they are currently controlled; vaccine, drug and insecticide development; various strategies for altering the genome of mosquitoes in beneficial ways; and the regulatory, ethical and social environment concerning these strategies. For more than five decades, the prospect of using genetically-modified mosquitoes to control vector-borne disease transmission has been a purely hypothetical scenario. We simply did not have the technology or basic knowledge to be able to do it. With the explosion of field trials and potential interventions in development, Genetic Control of Malaria and Dengue provides a comprehensive overview of research in genetics, microbiology, virology, and ecology involved in the development and implementation of genetic modification programs for virus and disease control. This book is meant to provide a practical guide to researchers, regulators and the general public about how this technology actually works, how it can be improved, and what is still unknown. Includes coverage of vectorial capacity, critical to understanding vector-borne disease transmission Provides a summary of the concepts of both population suppression and population replacement Contains pivotal coverage of ethical and ecological ramifications of genetics-based control strategies

Exam Prep For  Genetic Control Of Malaria And Dengue
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Ecological Aspects For Application Of Genetically Modified Mosquitoes
Author: W. Takken
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2003-07-31
Pages: 244
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This book is the reflection of a workshop, held in June 2002. Experts on mosquito ecology met for the first time to discuss the current knowledge of mosquito ecology with respect to GM-insect technology. Emphasis of the workshop was on evaluating how human health and natural ecosystems, including target wild-mosquito populations, will respond to the invasion of GM vectors. This volume will stimulate discussion by clearly showing the importance of vector ecology for prevention of vector-borne diseases.

Ecology Of Parasite Vector Interactions
Author: Willem Takken
Publisher: Springer
Release Date: 2013-03-15
Pages: 275
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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.

Encyclopedia Of Entomology
Author: John L. Capinera
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2008-08-11
Pages: 4346
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This text brings together fundamental information on insect taxa, morphology, ecology, behavior, physiology, and genetics. Close relatives of insects, such as spiders and mites, are included.

Vector Bionomics In The Epidemiology And Control Of Malaria  The WHO South East Asia Region   The WHO Western Pacific Region
Author: A. R. Zahar
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Transgenesis And The Management Of Vector Borne Disease
Author: Serap Aksoy
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
Release Date: 2008-08-21
Pages: 171
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Parasitic, bacterial and viral agents continue to challenge the welfare of humans, livestock, wild life and plants worldwide. The public health impact and financial consequences of these diseases are particularly hard on the already overburdened economies of developing countries especially in the tropics. Many of these disease agents utilize insect hosts (vectors) to achieve their transmission to mammals. In the past, these diseases were largely controlled by insecticide-based vector reduction strategies. Now, many of these diseases have reemerged in the tropics, recolonizing their previous range, and expanding into new territories previously not considered to be endemic. Habitat change, irrigation practices, atmospheric and climate change, insecticide and drug resistance as well as increases in global tourism, human traffic and commercial activities, have driven the reemergence and spread of vector borne diseases. While these diseases can be controlled through interventions aimed at both their vertebrate and invertebrate hosts, no effective vaccines exist, and only limited therapeutic prospects are available for their control in mammalian hosts. Molecular technologies such as transgenesis, which is the subject of this book, stand to increase the toolbox and benefit disease management strategies.

Area Wide Control Of Fruit Flies And Other Insect Pests
Author: Keng-Hong Tan
Publisher: Cabi
Release Date: 2000
Pages: 782
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Much research effort is currently underway to improve and implement the area-wide control of insect pests, in order to minimize the use of pesticides and protect the environment. This volume is an outcome of two major international meetings, the FAO/IAEA International Conference on Area-Wide Control of Insect Pests, and the Fifth International Symposium on Fruit Flies of Economic Importance, both held in June 1998 in Penang. More than 300 pages were presented, but this volume includes the 91 considered the most valuable by an international review panel. Papers have been edited, revised and updated as necessary. Contributors include respected research workers from all over the world. The volume will be an indispensable reference volume for workers in agricultural, medical and veterinary entomology.

Review Of Medical And Veterinary Entomology
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The American Journal Of Tropical Medicine And Hygiene
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TDR News
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Economic And Political Weekly
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Release Date: 1994
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Regulatory Regions Of The Ultraspiracle Gene Isoforms From The Mosquito Aedes Aegypti
Author: Renyuan Wang
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Release Date: 2003
Pages: 188
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Annual Report Of The Institute For Medical Research
Author: Institute for Medical Research (Malaysia)
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Release Date: 1984
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Capital
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Release Date: 1974
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Proceedings Of The National Academy Of Sciences Of The United States Of America
Author: National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)
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Release Date: 2004
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Entomology Abstracts
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Release Date: 1996
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Report Of The First National Environment Summit On The Theme
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Release Date: 2008
Pages: 361
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Handbook Of Genetics  Invertebrates Of Genetic Interest
Author: Robert C. King
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Release Date: 1974
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Chromatin Structure And Regulation Of The Ribosomal RNA And Protein Gene Expression In Cultured Mosquito Cels
Author: Xiaogang Li
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Release Date: 2000
Pages: 294
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