Medical and Veterinary Entomology

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Edited By: M. Cameron, D. Colwell, D. Otranto

Impact Factor: 2.86

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 2/133 (Veterinary Sciences); 4/92 (Entomology)

Online ISSN: 1365-2915

Associated Title(s): Agricultural and Forest Entomology, Ecological Entomology, Insect Conservation and Diversity, Insect Molecular Biology, Physiological Entomology, Systematic Entomology

Virtual Issue - Vector borne diseases - August 2011

Vector-borne diseases - 2011

infestation by Rhipicephalus sanguineus in a dogThis virtual issue of Medical and Veterinary Entomology, assembled specifically for the attendees of the 23rd WAAVP conference in Buenos Aires, Argentina, includes articles admirably reflecting the latest scientific information on the main arthropod vectors transmitting pathogens, especially those of zoonotic concern. The selected articles reflect the dynamic interactions between arthropod vectors of zoonotic disease agents and their hosts in both developing and developed countries. Furthermore, because of the great concern within the medical and veterinary scientific community several articles address the likely risk for vector borne diseases to spread into previously non-endemic areas. Additionally, there are selected articles which focus on the diseases transmitted by arthropods posing a threat to livestock production worldwide, causing millions of dollars in losses annually. The novel, field evaluated, approaches to biological and chemical control of arthropods are also discussed for the most relevant arthropod vectors.

Medical and Veterinary Entomology is the one of the leading periodicals in its field and covers the biology and control of insects, ticks, mites and other arthropods of medical and veterinary importance. We encourage authors worldwide to submit their best research papers on the epidemiology and transmission of vector-borne pathogens, changes in vector distribution that have impact on the pathogen transmission, arthropod behaviour and ecology, novel, field evaluated, approaches to biological and chemical control methods and host arthropod interactions.

Douglas D Colwell
Domenico Otranto
Hilary Ranson

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Protection of livestock against bluetongue virus vector Culicoides imicola using insecticide-treated netting in open areas
C. Calvete, R. Estrada, M. A. Miranda, R. Del Rio, D. BorrÁS, F. J. Beldron, A. MartÍNez, A. J. Calvo and J. Lucientes

The influence of host number on the attraction of biting midges, Culicoides spp., to light traps
A. Garcia-Saenz, P. McCarter and M. Baylis

Geographic and ecological distribution of the dengue and chikungunya virus vectors Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus in three major Cameroonian towns
B. Kamgang, J. Y. Happi, P. Boisier, F. Njiokou, J. P. HervÉ, F. Simard and C. Paupy

Incrimination of the mosquito, Aedes taeniorhynchus, as the primary vector of heartworm, Dirofilaria immitis, in coastal Yucatan, Mexico
P. Manrique-Saide, J. Escobedo-OrtegÓN, M. Bolio-GonzÁLez, C. Sauri-Arceo, S. Dzib-Florez, G. Guillermo-May, E. Ceh-PavÍA and A. Lenhart

Study of Aedes albopictus dispersal in Rome, Italy, using sticky traps in mark–release–recapture experiments
F. Marini, B. Caputo, M. Pombi, G. Tarsitani and A. Della Torre

Evaluation of juvenile hormone analogues as rodent feed-through insecticides for control of immature phlebotomine sandflies
T. M. Mascari, M. A. Mitchell, E. D. Rowton and L. D. Foil

Incrimination of four sandfly species previously unrecognized as vectors of Leishmania parasites in Mexico
A. Pech-May, F. J. Escobedo-OrtegÓN, M. Berzunza-Cruz and E. A. Rebollar-TÉLlez

Genetic structure and population dynamics of the biting midges Culicoides obsoletus and Culicoides scoticus: implications for the transmission and maintenance of bluetongue
E. Pili, L. Carcangiu, M. Oppo and A. Marchi

Shoo fly, don't bother me! Efficacy of traditional methods of protecting cattle from tsetse
S. J. Torr, T. N. C. Mangwiro and D. R. Hall

Prevalence, distribution and risk associated with tick infestation of dogs in Great Britain
F. D. Smith, R. Ballantyne E. R. Morgan, R. Wall

Rickettsial infections of dogs, horses and ticks in Juiz de Fora, southeastern Brazil, and isolation of Rickettsia rickettsii from Rhipicephalus sanguineus ticks
R. C. Pacheco, J. Moraes-Filho, E. Guedes, I. Silveira, L. J. Richtzenhain, R. C. Leite and M. B. Labruna

First report of the repellency of 2-tridecanone against ticks
N. W. Kimps, B. W. Bissinger, C. S. Apperson, D. E. Sonenshine And R. M. Roe

Larval habitats and seasonal abundance of Culicoides biting midges found in association with sheep in northern Sardinia, Italy
C. Foxi and G. Delrio

Population structuring of the tsetse Glossina tachinoides resulting from landscape fragmentation in the Mouhoun River basin, Burkina Faso
N. Kone, T. De Meeûs, J. Bouyer, S. Ravel, L. Guerrini, E. K. N’Goran and L. Vial

Activation, orientation and landing of female Culex quinquefasciatus in response to carbon dioxide and odour from human feet: 3-D flight analysis in a wind tunnel
E. S. Lacey and R. T. Cardé