Dengue: transmission patterns and entomology studies (larval stages) – University of Copenhagen

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Dengue: transmission patterns and entomology studies (larval stages)

Potential habitats of Aedes

Country of Study

Taiwan

Source of funding

Ministry of Education, Taiwan
Global Health Section, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen

Project description

The overall objective of this project is to determine the spatio-temporal patterns of dengue cases and vectors, as well as the demographic and environmental risk factors for dengue transmission in the modern urban setting of Kaohsiung City (KH) and the low infrastructure rural setting of Pintung (PT), Taiwan. 

The project consists of four sub studies:Field sampling

  1. a descriptive study of clinical symptoms and basic dengue epidemiology, based on active as well as passive surveillance data for all laboratory confirmed cases in KH, years 2003-09
  2. an entomological study focused on ecological risk parameters of Aedes breeding habitats in terms of
    a) macro factors (space-time and function)
    b) micro factors (chemical-physical and biological) and
    c) predictors (macro and micro).

Publications

Lin et al. Updated Bionomics of Toxorhynchites aurifluus and Toxorhynchites manicatus in Taiwan. J Am Mosq Control Assoc. 2016; 32(2): 152-5

Lin et al. Dengue outbreak investigations in a high-income urban setting, Kaohsiung City in Taiwan, 2003-2009. Emerg Infect Dis. 2012; 18(10): 1603–11

Principal Investigator

Chia-Hsien Lin, PhD Fellow, Global Health Section, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen

Collaborators

Flemming Konradsen, Professor, Global Health Section, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen
Karin Schiøler, Associate Professor, Global Health Section, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen

Project timeline

2012-2018