Accession Number:

ADA500725

Title:

Regional Disease Vector Ecology Profile. Southeast Asia

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

ARMED FORCES PEST MANAGEMENT BOARD WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2009-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

168.0

Abstract:

Disease Vector Ecology Profiles DVEPs summarize unclassified literature on medically important arthropods, vertebrates and plants that may adversely affect troops in specific countries or regions of the world. Primary emphasis is on the epidemiology of arthropod-borne diseases and the bionomics and control of disease vectors. DVEPs have proven to be of significant value to commanders, medical planners, preventive medicine personnel, and particularly medical entomologists. These people use the information condensed in DVEPs to help plan and implement prevention and control measures to protect deployed forces from disease, injury, and annoyance caused by vectors and pests. Because the DVEP target audience is also responsible for protecting troops from venomous animals and poisonous plants, as well as zoonotic diseases for which arthropod vectors are unknown, limited material is provided on poisonous snakes, noxious plants, and rodent-borne diseases such as leptospirosis. In this document vector-borne diseases are presented in two groups those with immediate impact on military operations incubation period 15 days and those with delayed impact on military operations incubation period 15 days.

Subject Categories:

  • Biology
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Ecology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE