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Addressing the current challenges posed by mosquito vectors

With outbreaks of dengue fever, chikungunya and Zika in the French overseas territories and a growing number of cases reported in metropolitan France, mosquito vectors of pathogens have become a major public health challenge for all of France.

The distribution and density of the different species of mosquito vectors (in particular Aedes aegypti (the yellow fever mosquito) and Aedes albopictus (the tiger mosquito)) and their resistance to insecticides are changing. As a result of climate change and the globalisation of trade, other species are also likely to become established in France; an increase in the number of cases of vector-borne diseases is therefore to be expected over the next few years.

To anticipate these risks and build on vector control strategies, it is necessary to improve the methods used to monitor, prevent and control mosquito vectors.

On 25 April 2024, in partnership with the French National Museum of Natural History (NMHN), ANSES will be organising a seminar for the scientific and technical community working on mosquito vectors. This event will be an opportunity to present innovative research work in the areas of entomology, virology, biology, and the human and social sciences, and to discuss practical steps taken by vector control specialists to meet current challenges and improve control strategies.