Expanding integrated vector management to promote healthy environments

Karina M. Lizzi, Whitney A. Qualls, Scott Brown, John C Beier

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Abstract

Integrated Vector Management (IVM) strategies are intended to protect communities from pathogen transmission by arthropods. These strategies target multiple vectors and different ecological and socioeconomic settings, but the aggregate benefits of IVM are limited by the narrow focus of its approach; IVM strategies aim only to control arthropod vectors. We argue that IVM should encompass environmental modifications at early stages - for instance, infrastructural development and sanitation services - to regulate not only vectors but also nuisance biting arthropods. An additional focus on nuisance biting arthropods will improve public health and quality of life and minimize social-disparity issues fostered by pests. Optimally, IVM could incorporate environmental awareness and promotion of control methods proactively to reduce threats of serious pest situations.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)394-400
Number of pages7
JournalTrends in Parasitology
Volume30
Issue number8
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

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Keywords

  • Biting density
  • IVM
  • Pest management
  • Social disparities
  • Vector control

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases
  • Parasitology

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Expanding integrated vector management to promote healthy environments. / Lizzi, Karina M.; Qualls, Whitney A.; Brown, Scott; Beier, John C.

In: Trends in Parasitology, Vol. 30, No. 8, 01.01.2014, p. 394-400.

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Lizzi, Karina M. ; Qualls, Whitney A. ; Brown, Scott ; Beier, John C. / Expanding integrated vector management to promote healthy environments. In: Trends in Parasitology. 2014 ; Vol. 30, No. 8. pp. 394-400.
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