The mosquito state: How technology, capital, and state practice mediate the ecologies of public health

Robbins, Paul and Miller, Jacob (2012) The mosquito state: How technology, capital, and state practice mediate the ecologies of public health. In: Ecologies and Politics of Health. Taylor & Francis, London, UK, pp. 196-216. ISBN 9781136295539

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203115527

Abstract

In 2003, the mosquito acquired new significance in the southwestern United States. The arrival of west nile virus (wnV) and its first associated human deaths ushered in a rereading of the mosquito from an itchy nuisance to a potentially life-threatening hazard. Mundane objects now required attention like never before. Swimming pools, irrigation canals, ditches, clogged gutters, and abandoned tires all became potential sources of a mobile public health hazard: the mosquito vector. In the state of Arizona, wnV went from a largely unanticipated epidemic situation to an endemic one in short order, where expectation of ongoing disease control quickly became a part of government obligations (Robbins et al. 2008).

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: F800 Physical and Terrestrial Geographical and Environmental Sciences
L700 Human and Social Geography
Department: Faculties > Engineering and Environment > Geography and Environmental Sciences
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 14 Dec 2018 17:48
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2018 17:48
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/37296

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