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15 July 2020 Highlights in Medical Entomology, 2019: Familiar Foes and New Frontiers
Ryan C. Smith
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The 2019 Entomological Society of America annual meeting was held in St. Louis, Missouri, just blocks away from the iconic Gateway Arch. Representing a ‘gateway to the West’, this inspired the theme of the Highlights in Medical Entomology to reflect on the accomplishments of the past year as we move into a ‘new frontier' of vector biology research. Papers were selected broadly across arthropods that influence public health, focusing on topics ranging from West Nile virus transmission, ticks and tick-borne disease, to advances in genetics and ‘big data’ studies. This included current perspectives on West Nile virus ecology and epidemiology, which has now been endemic in the United States for 20 yr. Additional topics such as the advantages of citizen science and the importance of scientific communication were also discussed. Together, these papers demonstrate the achievements of the vector community while emphasizing the challenges that we collectively face to reduce the burden of vector-borne disease.

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Ryan C. Smith "Highlights in Medical Entomology, 2019: Familiar Foes and New Frontiers," Journal of Medical Entomology 57(5), 1349-1353, (15 July 2020).
Received: 23 March 2020; Accepted: 14 April 2020; Published: 15 July 2020

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