Finding effective methods for mosquito control remains one of the great global challenges facing this generation. Bio-mathematics, Statistics and Nano-Technologies: Mosquito Control Strategies brings together experts from a large array of disciplines in order to provide a comprehensive overview of cutting-edge techniques to model, analyse and combat mosquito-transmitted vector-borne diseases.
- Includes multiple case studies.
- Suitable for scientists and professionals working on methods for mosquito control and Epidemiology.
- Provides a much-needed focal point for interdisciplinary discussion.
1. Introduction and Overview. Section I. Control of Mosquitoes and Their World: An Overview. 2. Practical Control Methods and New Techniques for Mosquito Control. 3. Concepts of the Best Management Practices for Integrated Pest, Mosquito, and Vector Management. 4. Overview of Personal Protection Measures Through the Innovative Use of Repellent-Textiles. 5. Biology, Surveillance and Control of Mosquito Vectors. Section II. Mathematical Modelling Immunity: An Overview based on Malaria. 6. Models of Acquired Immunity to Malaria: A Review. Section III. Mathematical Epidemiology including Mosquito Dynamics and Control Theory. 7. Multi-strain Host-vector Dengue Modelling: Dynamics and Control. 8. Mathematical Models and Optimal Control in Mosquito Transmitted Diseases. Section IV. Topological Studies: Topology Meets Mosquito Control. 9. On The Shape and Design of Mosquito Abatement Districts. Section V. Chemometric and Mathematical Approach for Modelling and Designing Mosquito Repellents. 10. A Multiplatform Chemometric Approach to Molecular and Mathematical Modeling of Mosquito Repellents. Section VI. Pharmacy Meets Mosquito Control: Using Pharmacological Tools Combating Mosquito Transmitted VBDs. 11. Pharmacological Approach to Combat Mosquito Transmitted Malaria. Section VII. Using Natural Oils Combatting Mosquitos: An Overview. 12. Plant based Repellents: Green Mosquito Control. 13. Micrcencapsulation of Essential Oils for Antimicrobial Function and Mosquito Repellency. Section VIII. Textiles and Paints as Mosquito Control Tools. 14. Mosquito Repellent against Anopheles SPP. and Aedes Aegypti on Cotton Fabric. 15. Silica-Based Organic-Inorganic Hybrid Treatments as Anti-Mosquito Textile Finishing. 16. Cotton and Polyester Fabrics Plasma Coated with Hydrogenated Amorphous Carbon Films. Section IX. Testing Methods for Treated Textiles with Mosquito-Repellents: An Overview. 17. Testing Methods for Mosquito-Repellent Treated Textiles. Section X. Case Studies: Putting the Knowledge into Action. 18. A Case Study: How the Rephaiah Project Combats Malaria in Young Children. 19. Strengthening the control of mosquito vectors in Cabo Verde; New Approaches to Improve Intervention Strategies.