J15.8 Web-Based Decision-Support Tools for Invasive Mosquitoes and Zika Virus Transmission Risk

Monday, 8 January 2018: 4:00 PM
Room 17B (ACC) (Austin, Texas)
Christopher M. Barker, Univ. of California, Davis, CA; and M. Marcantonio, M. Donnelly, and F. Melton

The invasive mosquitoes, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, have continued to spread across urban areas of California in recent years. These species are both biting pests and vectors of viruses such as Zika and dengue, and their presence in an area presents a range of challenges for vector control programs. Here, we present new tools to support vector control policies that are built on surveillance data and NASA earth observations. These tools inform surveillance and control strategies to slow the mosquitoes’ spread and provide risk estimates for local transmission of Zika and dengue viruses that are detected sporadically in returning travelers.
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