Mosquito vector control and biology in Latin America--an 18th symposium.
ABSTRACT The 18th Annual Latin American symposium presented by the American Mosquito Control Association (AMCA) was held as part of the 74th Annual Meeting in Sparks, NV, in March 2008. The principal objective, as for the previous 17 symposia, was to promote participation in the AMCA by vector control specialists, public health workers, and academicians from Latin America. This publication includes summaries of 35 presentations that were given orally in Spanish or presented as posters by participants from 5 countries in Latin America and Puerto Rico. Topics addressed in the symposium included surveillance, chemical and biological control, insecticide resistance, and repellency of Aedes aegypti; distribution, behavior, transmission of West Nile virus, and control of Culex; bionomics, ecology, and chemical and biological control of Anopheles vectors of malaria; insecticide resistance; and studies of Triatoma and Rhodnius.