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close this bookEmergency Vector Control after Natural Disaster (PAHO-OPS, 1982, 112 p.)
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Acknowledgment

Pan American Health Organization consultants, working in the Caribbean after Hurricane David in 1979, identified the need for guidelines concerning problems related to vector-borne disease after natural disaster. This guide was prepared in response to that need. It was written for countries that might be affected by natural disasters in order to alert them of potential vector related problems and their possible solutions, and to provide guidelines for consultants assigned to countries for postdisaster assessments.

This guide was also written for individuals with a broad range of backgrounds, from that of health administration to that of vector control inspection. Certain subjects may not be discussed in sufficient detail to provide answers for all technical decisions to be made. Therefore, this information should be supplemented through additional reading of the references listed in the bibliography.

Pan American Health Organization
Working Group on Vector Control after Natural Disasters
10-14 November, 1980 Jacksonville, Florida

Members

Dr. L. J. Charles, Sr.
Public Health Consultant
Saint John's, Antigua

Dr. J. M. Lamdin
Medical Entomologist
United States Navy
Alameda, California, U.S.A.

Dr. J. A. Mulrennan, Jr.
Medical Entomologist
Department of Health and
Rehabilitative Services
Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.A.

Dr. L. L. Sholdt
Medical Entomologist
(Rapporteur)
United States Navy
Jacksonville, Florida, U.S.A.

Dr. R. T. Taylor
Medical Entomologist
Centers for Disease Control
Atlanta, Georgia, U.S.A.

Secretariat

Dr. M. Nelson
Medical Entomologist
Pan American
Health Organization
Bogota, Colombia

Dr. R. J. Tonn
Medical Entomologist
Pan American
Health Organization
Washington, D.C., U.S.A.

The Group acknowledges the valuable written contribution to the preparation of the final draft of the Guide made by the following:

Dr. D. Bown
Pan American Health Organization

Dr. D. Bradley
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine

Dr. S. Breeland
State of Florida

Dr. N. G. Gratz
World Health Organization

Dr. H. Mathis
World Health Organization

Dr. J. Nájera
Pan American Health Organization

Dr. C. Pant
World Health Organization

Dr. L. Self
World Health Organization/Western Pacific Regional Office

Mr. J. O. Williams
Pan American Health Organization