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Mosquitoes, Communities, and Public Health in Texas

  • Book

  • September 2019
  • Region: United States
  • Elsevier Science and Technology
  • ID: 4768545

Mosquitoes, Communities, and Public Health in Texas focuses on 87 known species of mosquitoes found throughout Texas. It includes information on the ecology, medical and public health importance, and biological diversity of each species. In addition, it provides detailed identification keys for both larval and adult stages of all mosquito genera and species known to occur in Texas, along a review of surveillance and control strategies. The expansion of invasive mosquitoes from other regions (including Mexico), together with climate change occurrences increase the likelihood for an increase in diseases, such as West Nile Virus, Yellow Fever, Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika.

This unique work is the first unified reference and resource rich in mosquito information for medical entomologists, mosquito and vector control professionals, pest management professionals, biologists, environmentalists, wildlife professionals, government regulators, instructors of medical entomology and public health professionals who have disease or vector responsibilities, mosquito taxonomists, epidemiologists, entomology students, academia, pest control industry, and libraries, etc., with utility for medical, veterinary and health professionals.

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Table of Contents

Part I: Mosquitoes 1. Taxonomy, Identification, and Biology of Mosquitoes 2. Mosquito Species of Texas 3. Key to the Genera of Adult Female Mosquitoes of Texas 4. Key to the Genera and Fourth Stage Mosquito Larvae of Texas 5. Key to the Species of Adult Female Mosquitoes of Texas 6. Key to the Species of Fourth Stage Mosquito Larvae of Texas

Part II: Communities 7. Mosquito Surveillance 8. Mosquito Control 9. Mosquito Species of Neighboring States of Mexico 10. Invasive Mosquito Species and Potential Introductions

Part III: Public Health 11. Mosquito-Borne Diseases 12. Recent Expansion of Mosquito-Borne Pathogens into Texas 13. Functional Relationship Between Public Health and Mosquito Abatement 14. Vaccines for Mosquito-Borne Diseases Affecting Texas 15. Personal Protective Measures Against Mosquitoes


Mustapha Debboun General Manager, Delta Mosquito and Vector Control District, Visalia, California, USA. Mustapha Debboun has a Ph.D. in Medical and Veterinary Entomology from the University of Missouri-Columbia, is a Board-Certified Entomologist (BCE) with the Entomological Society of America (ESA) and confirmed with the title of Fellow of the ESA. He has more than 27 years of experience in public health entomology, integrated vector management, personal protective measures, and mosquito/vector-borne diseases where this work has taken him to over 35 countries in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe, and South America. He is currently the General Manager of Mosquito & Vector Control District in Visalia, California. He has published over 120 peer-reviewed scientific articles and co-edited five books. Dr. Debboun organizes national and international symposia, serves on 10 journal editorial review boards, and a reviewer for eight scientific peer-reviewed journals. He is also nationally and internationally recognized for his extensive work on arthropod repellent research and development. Martin Reyna Nava Mosquito and Vector Control Division, Harris County Public Health, Houston, Texas, USA. Mart�n Reyna Nava has an MS Degree in Medical Entomology from the Universidad Aut�noma De Nuevo Le�n in Monterrey, Nuevo Le�n, M�xico. Currently, he is the Technical Operations Manager for Harris County Public Health Mosquito & Vector Control Division where he has worked since 1999. He is responsible for the Avian, Mosquito Surveillance, and Virology Programs. Mr. Reyna has authored and co-authored several scientific research papers on arboviral disease vectors including: "A Taxonomic Checklist of the Mosquitoes of Harris County, Texas� in the Journal of Vector Ecology. Leopoldo Rueda Department of Entomology, Smithsonian Institution, Suitland, Maryland, USA. Dr. Leopoldo M. Rueda has a PhD in Medical Entomology from North Carolina State University, Raleigh, North Carolina, USA. He was a former research entomologist and chief of the Walter Reed Biosystematics Unit (WRBU), located at the Smithsonian Institution, Maryland, USA. He developed numerous interactive identification keys for mosquitoes and phlebotomine sand flies worldwide and is involved in international collaborative research on the biosystematics, surveillance and control of mosquitoes, and related arthropods of public health importance. He has published more than 100 peer-reviewed journal papers, in addition to book chapters, technical bulletins, and other scientific publications. He has conducted numerous international training courses on the taxonomy, identification, surveillance and control of mosquitoes and related arthropods worldwide.