Control of the vector-borne diseases
Vector-borne diseases account for tens of millions of cases and lead to almost a million deaths worldwide each year. Vectors are organisms that transmit disease between humans and animals, and in most cases these are bloodsucking arthropods transmitting diseases like Chagas, Zika, malaria and dengue. Public health attempts to control vector populations often result in its decline but unexpected evolutionary and ecological changes might undermine control efforts. The EU-funded MOVE project focuses on the integration of scientific advances in ecological studies of vector organisms and applications in medical entomology and public health efforts. Research will involve an interdisciplinary approach and apply quantitative state-space models for vector population surveillance data from five malaria-endemic countries with complex analysis of the intervention initiative impact on vector population dynamics.
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