Introduction – who was there first?

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The force of vector-borne disease transmission is greatly affected by interactive processes between parasites and their arthropod hosts. In recent years significant advances in knowledge about the mechanisms of these interactions have been made, notably concerning the impact of arthropod immune responses on parasite establishment and propagation in the arthropod host, genetic and phenotypic variation affecting these interactions, the impact of these interactions on parasite and arthropod fitness, and how environmental factors affect parasite transmission. The current volume of the Ecology and Control of Vector-Borne Diseases highlights significant and novel aspects of parasite-vector interactions and contributes to a better understanding of vector-borne disease transmission. Better insight in these interactive processes will be useful for studies on the epidemiology and control of vector-borne diseases and is expected to contribute to the development of novel intervention strategies.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEcology of parasite-vector interactions
EditorsW. Takken, C. Koenraadt
PublisherWageningen Academic Publishers
ISBN (Electronic)9789086867448
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameEcology and control of vector-borne diseases
ISSN (Print)1875-0699


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