Mosquito-borne pathogens pose major threats to both wildlife and human health and, largely as a result of unintentional human-aided dispersal of their vector species, their cumulative threat is on the rise. Anthropogenic climate change is expected to be an increasingly significant driver of mosquito dispersal and associated disease spread. The potential health implications of changes in the spatio-temporal distribution of mosquitoes highlight the importance of ongoing surveillance and, where necessary, vector control and other health-management measures. The World Association of Zoos and Aquariums initiative, Project MOSI, was established to help protect vulnerable wildlife species in zoological facilities from mosquito-transmitted pathogens by establishing a zoo-based network of fixed mosquito monitoring sites to assist wildlife health management and contribute data on mosquito spatio-temporal distribution changes. A pilot study for Project MOSI is described here, including project rationale and results that confirm the feasibility of conducting basic standardized year-round mosquito trapping and monitoring in a zoo environment.
Project MOSI : rationale and pilot-study results of an initiative to help protect zoo animals from mosquito-transmitted pathogens and contribute data on mosquito spatio-temporal distribution change / G. Quintavalle Pastorino, M. Albertini, F. Carlsen, A.A. Cunningham, B.A. Daniel, E. Flach, H. Hofer, J. Junhold, R. Kock, S. Leather, N. Masters, R. Preziosi, A. Routh, A.W. Sainsbury, Y. Sato, W. Spencer, P. Pearce-Kelly. - In: INTERNATIONAL ZOO YEARBOOK. - ISSN 0074-9664. - 49:1(2015 Jan), pp. 172-188.
|Titolo:||Project MOSI : rationale and pilot-study results of an initiative to help protect zoo animals from mosquito-transmitted pathogens and contribute data on mosquito spatio-temporal distribution change|
QUINTAVALLE PASTORINO, GIOVANNI (Primo)
ALBERTINI, MARIANGELA (Secondo)
|Parole Chiave:||attractants; climate change; monitoring; mosquitoes; project mosi; spatio-temporal distribution; surveillance; wildlife health; zoological networks; nature and landscape conservation; ecology, evolution, behavior and systematics|
|Settore Scientifico Disciplinare:||Settore VET/02 - Fisiologia Veterinaria|
|Data di pubblicazione:||gen-2015|
|Data ahead of print / Data di stampa:||1-gen-2015|
|Digital Object Identifier (DOI):||http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/izy.12065|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||01 - Articolo su periodico|
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