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Basic medical entomology, 30 June-4 July 2014, CIRAD, Domaine de Duclos, Guadeloupe.


Trainers; V. Versteirt and F. Schaffner from AVIA-GIS (Belgium).

5 young medical entomologists from Guadeloupe attended the workshop: Pasteur Institute (2), Mosquito Control Agency (1) and CIRAD Animal Health Research Unit (2).

The first day was open to larger audience (other research institutes in Guadeloupe, public health agency, veterinary administration, Guadeloupe region…), and one representative of Guadeloupe Region, of the Ministry of Research and of DAAF attended the opening. It aimed at divulgating science of mosquito study, and communicating on its importance and applications in surveillance and disease control. This session was much appreciated and received very positive comments, encouraging the team to organize “la fête de la science” on the theme of mosquitoes.

The rest of the training workshop included presentations (introductive lessons on vector biology, taxonomy and surveillance), field mosquito collection and laboratory sessions for morphological identification of specimens (larvae, adults) collected in the field and use of diagnostic key.

The training was the opportunity to update all participants on the research being conducted on the field of medical entomology within the frame of the Epigenesis project, and to share existing documents between organizations, especially the draft morphological key that was started at the Mosquito Control agency of Guadeloupe (ARS).

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