[Merida] Dengue virus search in mosquitoes Aedes Aegypti collected in non-residential areas of Merida City
Universidad Autonoma de Yucatan
Infectious Diseases
Centro de InvestigacionesRegionales -UADY. Laboratorio de Arbovirología.
PhD. Julian Everardo Garcia Rejon
PhD. Julian Everardo Garcia Rejon
English, Spanish
4 weeks
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Type of Research Project
- Basic science
What is the background of the project?
Dengue is a viral disease endemic in Yucatan and is transmitted by Aedesaegypti mosquitoes. It has four serotypes and their symptoms include fever, joint pain, muscle pain, retro ocular-pain, headache, fatigue, vomiting, among others. However, may go through more severe complications such as hemorrhagic symptoms and sometimes present mortality. So far how to prevent this disease is by controlling the vector and preventing their bites. In this case, vector surveillance, the search for the virus in the vectors and especially recognize the high transmission sites within the city, allows to avoid or at least control outbreaks of this disease.
What is the aim of the project?
The aim of the project is to show that there are other sites of transmission of disease, not necessarily homes or schools, where control efforts are made, but in which they occur human and mosquito transmission occurs and are not considered within the system prevention.
What techniques and methods are used?
The techniques will be the use of backpacks mosquito vacuums to capture mosquitoes in different places in the city, then transported to the laboratory for identification, counting, determinanción of trophic state and then let them, by testing molecular arrest dengue virus and found them positive pools, we will try obtain in cellular cultures viral isolates.
What is the role of the student?
- The tasks will be done under supervision
What are the tasks expected to be accomplished by the student?
It depends on the attitude and the work that the student performs at least he would be considered in any presentation or poster.
Will there be any theoretical teaching provided (preliminary readings, lectures, courses, seminars etc)
What is expected from the student at the end of the research exchange? What will be the general outcome of the student?
- No specific outcome is expected
What skills are required of the student? Is there any special knowledge or a certain level of studies needed?
The main skill that is needed is the willingness to learn and work in teams, be respectful of their peers and laboratory personnel, as well as having the responsibility to perform the activities assigned in a proper way.Special knowledge or study is not required, there is no legal limitations.
Are there any legal limitations in the student’s involvement
Type of students accepted
This project accepts:
- Medical students
- Eisen L; Garcia-Rejon JE; Gomez-Carro S; Najera Vazquez Mdel R; Keefe TJ; Beaty BJ; Lorono-Pino MA. Temporal correlations between mosquito-based dengue virus surveillance measures or indoor mosquito abundance and dengue case numbers in Merida City; Mexico.J Med Entomol. 2014 Jul;51(4):885-90.
- Baak-Baak CM; Arana-Guardia R; Cigarroa-Toledo N; Lorono-Pino MA; Reyes-Solis G; Machain-Williams C; Beaty BJ; Eisen L; Garcia-Rejon JE. Vacant lots: productive sites for Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) in Merida City; Mexico.J Med Entomol. 2014 Mar;51(2):475-83.
- Garcia-Rejon JE; Lorono-Pino MA; Farfon-Ale JA; Flores-Flores LF; Lopez-Uribe MP; Najera-Vazquez Mdel R; Nunez-Ayala G; Beaty BJ; Eisen L. Mosquito infestation and dengue virus infection in Aedes aegypti females in schools in Merida; Mexico. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2011 Mar;84(3):489-96.
- Garcia-Rejon J; Lorono-Pino MA; Farfan-Ale JA; Flores-Flores L; Del Pilar Rosado- Paredes E; Rivero-Cardenas N; Najera-Vazquez R; Gomez-Carro S; Lira-Zumbardo V; Gonzalez-Martinez P; Lozano-Fuentes S; Elizondo-Quiroga D; Beaty BJ; Eisen L. Dengue virus-infected Aedes aegypti in the home environment. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2008 Dec;79(6):940-50.