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Challenges in undertaking mosquito surveillance at UK seaports and airports to prevent the entry and establishment of invasive vector species

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Port health authorities have played an important role in the control of infectious diseases worldwide. The International Health Regulations (2005) further clarifies this role and provides a legal statutory instrument that aims to assist the international community to prevent and respond to global public health risks. Eleven UK sea and airports participated in a pilot, investigating the challenges ports could face in attempting to monitor for mosquitoes. The study also examined the types of habitat that could support mosquitoes. There is a concern that exotic vector species, such as Aedes albopictus, could invade and become established in the UK. Environments in and around the ports differed, and this was reflected in the species of mosquitoes caught. Ports used different methods to collect mosquitoes and developed a range of techniques for surveying, which suited the conditions at their port. This paper discusses the implications of invasive mosquito surveillance to UK port health authorities.
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Keywords: exotic mosquitoes; monitoring and surveillance; sea and airports

Document Type: Research Article

Affiliations: 1: School of Environment and Life Sciences, Centre for Parasitology and Disease Research, University of Salford, Salford, UK 2: Health Protection Agency, Medical Entomology and Zoonoses Ecology Group, Health Porton Down, Salisbury, UK

Publication date: June 1, 2013

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