Terminology

According tο MALWEST (http://www.malwest.gr):

Imported: A case the origin of which can de traced to a known malarious area outside the country in which the case was diagnosed

Autochthonous (local): A case acquired by local transmission

  • Indigenous: any case contracted locally without strong evidence of a direct link to an imported case
  • Introduced: a case contracted locally with strong epidemiological evidence linking directly to a known imported case

Induced: A case the origin of which can be traced to a blood transfusion or other form of parenteral inoculation but not to normal transmission by mosquito

According to World Health Organization (WHO- http://www.who.int/ ):

Vector-borne diseases (VBDs):

VBDs are illnesses caused by pathogens and parasites in human populations.

Vectors:

are living organisms that can transmit infectious diseases between humans or from animals to humans.

According to Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory (University of Florida,http://mosquito.ifas.ufl.edu/Index.htm):

Larviciding/Larvicides:

Larviciding is a general term for killing immature mosquitoes by applying agents, collectively called larvicides, to control mosquito larvae and/or pupae.

Resistance:

Insecticide resistance is defined as the genetic response of a population of mosquitoes that enables some members of that population to survive exposure to a chemical that would prove lethal to a susceptible population