Dengue: transmission patterns and entomology studies (larval stages)
Country of Study
Source of funding
Ministry of Education, Taiwan
Global Health Section, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen
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:
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
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).
Lin et al. Location, seasonal, and functional characteristics of water holding containers with juvenile and pupal Aedes aegypti in Southern Taiwan: A cross-sectional study using hurdle model analyses. Neglected Tropical Diseases October 15 2018, 1-19.
Chia-Hsien Lin, PhD Fellow, Global Health Section, Department of Public Health, University of Copenhagen
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