Outbreaks of arboviruses, biotechnological innovations and vector control: facing the unexpected

C. Boëte,  Innovative Strategies for Vector Control,  6:219-231. 2022.

Outbreaks of arboviruses have occurred in the last decades in many places around the world and a variety of responses have been taken in order to control them. Responses ranged from vaccination campaigns to the use of conventional vector control methods. Innovative approaches relying on biotechnological novelties, often still under development, have been considered despite the lack of solid evidence of their efficacy. While discussing these different aspects of the fight against vector-borne diseases with a focus on the context of outbreaks, this chapter considers the social and ethical aspects related to both the rhetoric and the discussion about the implementation of new and innovative approaches.

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