Not all Mosquitos are Created Equal
Most people understand that mosquitoes can transmit disease, but do not always understand that different mosquito species are vectors for different diseases. Further, mosquito behaviors vary significantly by species – such as where they rest, when they bite, and where they breed. During this session, we will explain how vector control programs must be designed based on a solid understanding of which mosquito species are present to be successful. In plain language and through interactive session, our team will guide participants to explore the basic differences among the mosquito vectors for malaria and arboviruses, including Zika. We will also explain the current WHO-approved vector control interventions and use break-out sessions to teach participants how basic vector control decisions are made based on unique mosquito behaviors.