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Vector-Borne Diseases

Understanding the Environmental, Human Health, and Ecological Connections, Workshop Summary


Washington (DC): National Academies Press (US); .
ISBN-13: 978-0-309-10897-3ISBN-10: 0-309-10897-7


To consider the importance of vector-borne diseases in terms of their human health, ecological, and environmental implications, the Institute of Medicine’s Forum on Microbial Threats hosted a public workshop in Ft. Collins, Colorado, on June 19 and 20, 2007. Through invited presentations and discussions, participants examined factors associated with the emergence of vector-borne diseases, current domestic and international detection and control capabilities, and assessed the resource needs and opportunities for improving and coordinating surveillance, diagnosis, and response to vector-borne disease outbreaks.


Rapporteurs: Stanley M Lemon, P Frederick Sparling, Margaret A Hamburg, David A Relman, Eileen R Choffnes, and Alison Mack

This project was supported by contracts between the National Academy of Sciences and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services: National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and Food and Drug Administration; U.S. Department of Defense: Global Emerging Infections Surveillance and Response System, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, and Defense Threat Reduction Agency; U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs; U.S. Department of Homeland Security; U.S. Agency for International Development; Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory; American Society for Microbiology; Sanofi Pasteur; Burroughs Wellcome Fund; Pfizer; GlaxoSmithKline; Infectious Diseases Society of America; and the Merck Company Foundation.

Suggested citation:

Institute of Medicine. 2008. Vector-borne diseases: understanding the environmental, human health, and ecological connections. Washington, DC: The National Academies Press

Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the organizations or agencies that provided support for this project.

NOTICE: The project that is the subject of this report was approved by the Governing Board of the National Research Council, whose members are drawn from the councils of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the Institute of Medicine.

Copyright © 2008, National Academy of Sciences.
Bookshelf ID: NBK52941PMID: 21452451DOI: 10.17226/11950


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