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Patuxent Science Meeting 2006 Poster Abstract

Transmission dynamics and efficient management of vector-borne zoonoses

Ginsberg HS

Vector-borne diseases can affect natural resources both by direct effects on wildlife health and

by requiring vector control measures with substantial nontarget effects. Protection of public

health can be maximized, and nontarget effects minimized, by efficient application of carefully-

targeted interventions based on knowledge of pathogen transmission dynamics and appropriate

surveillance data. Field studies and theoretical analyses of transmission dynamics, coupled

with preliminary data on efficacy of various interventions, can be used to design efficient

surveillance and management programs for vector-borne diseases. Data collected during

application of management programs can be used to assess efficacy, and improve future

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