Advances in Vector Biology Research
Vector-borne pathogens impact on public health, animal production, and animal welfare. Researches on various vectors such as mosquitoes, ticks, sandflies, and midges which transmit pathogens to humans are crucial for development of new control measures that target transmission by the vector. Novel and innovative tools for genetic manipulation and modifications of vectors, and some other biological vectors having good biological mechanisms with control mechanisms to prevent pathogen transmission have led to promising new developed strategies, adding a bold interest in vector biology and genetics both as vector-pathogen interactions. Vector research is therefore at a crucial juncture, with a lot of strategic decisions on future research directions and the investments.