Planetary health approaches to understand and control vector-borne diseases

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Mosquitoes transmit many of the pathogens that cause zoonotic diseases from wildlife and livestock to people, with devasting consequences for public health. The factors affecting the ecology and evolution of the transmission dynamics of these mosquito-borne pathogens can be revealed using multidisciplinary research approaches. This 7th volume of the ECVD series focuses on the ecological factors that determine the transmission dynamics of mosquito-borne pathogens naturally circulating between animals of different taxa and their importance for human health. The authors revise the current knowledge on the pathogens that affect wildlife, including those maintained in captivity, as well as the use of cutting-edge techniques for the identification of potential vectors of these pathogens. In addition, this volume explores the role of factors related to global change, including changes in landscape use, deforestation and urbanization, as major drivers of the distribution of mosquito vectors and the dynamics of pathogen transmission. Finally, updated information on the approaches used to identify and control mosquito-borne diseases is presented, with a particular focus on those affecting humans. In summary, this book provides an updated review of the different mosquito-borne pathogens affecting animals and their public health relevance.

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Contents
Ecology and control of vector borne diseases
Dedication
Notes on Editors
Contributors
Introduction
Jan E. Conn, Maria Anice Mureb Sallum and Kimberly M. Fornace

Part 1: Impacts of environmental change on VBD ecology


1 Landscape ecology and vector-borne diseases in the Amazon
Paula R. Prist and Gabriel Zorello Laporta

2 The emerging epidemiology and changing landscape of mosquito-borne infectious diseases in Venezuela
Maria E. Grillet, Jorge E. Moreno, Alberto Paníz-Mondolfi and Juan C. Navarro

3 Malaria in the Amazon Basin: how climate change and natural disasters create new challenges for an old disease
Leonardo Suveges Moreira Chaves, Tatiane Moraes de Sousa, Luiz Carlos Ferreira Penha and Sandra S. Hacon

4 Relationship between environmental factors and arboviruses in urban areas
Thiago Salomão de Azevedo and Rafael Piovezan

Part 2: Coupled human and natural systems


5 A conceptual framework for understanding extractive settlements and disease: demography, environment, and epidemiology
Natasha Glendening, Werissaw Haileselassie and Daniel M. Parker

6 The economic impacts of malaria: past, present, and future
Nikolas Kuschnig and Lukas Vashold

7 Mapping patchy malaria: the role of drone technologies in depicting particular environments and contingent risk
Jacob Brockmann and Dalia Iskander

8 Vector control and surveillance under lockdown: COVID-19 and future pandemics
Jose del Rosario Loaiza Rodríguez, Gillian Eastwood and Luis F. Chaves Sanabria

9 Agriculture and health: mitigating risks and optimising benefits
Isabel Byrne and Kallista Chan

Part 3: VBD surveillance and control in changing environments


10 Modelling the effects of climate and climate change on transmission of vector-borne disease
Marta S. Shocket, Jamie M. Caldwell, Paul J. Huxley, Catherine A. Lippi, Francis A. Windram and Alexander C. Keyel

11 Leveraging earth observation data for surveillance of vector-borne diseases in changing environments
Kimberly M. Fornace, Emilia Johnson, Marta Moreno, Andy Hardy and Gabriel Carrasco-Escobar

12 Early warning systems for vector-borne diseases: engagement, methods and implementation
Emilie Finch, Martin Lotto Batista, Tilly Alcayna, Sophie A. Lee, Isabel K. Fletcher and Rachel Lowe

13 Impacts of climate change on malaria vector control in Africa
Heather M. Ferguson and Nicodem J. Govella

Conclusions
Kimberly Fornace, Leonardo Suveges Chaves, Maria Anice Sallum and Jan Conn

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