Estimating Past, Present, and Future Trends in the Global Distribution and Abundance of the Arbovirus Vector Aedes aegypti Under Climate Change Scenarios
Jing Liu-Helmersson et al. – Frontiers in Public Health, June 12, 2019
In this study, the authors use a process-based mathematical model to estimate global distribution and abundance of Aedes aegypti. The model is based on the lifecycle of the vector and its dependence on climate, and the model sensitivity to socio-economic development is tested.
NEURO-ZIKA: Neurological Manifestations of Zika
Defining the spectrum of neurological diseases associated with Zika virus (ZIKV) infection, in both the central nervous system (CNS) and peripheral nervous system (PNS) of adults and children.
WEAR: Wearable Aedes Repellent Technologies
To protect pregnant women, novel, wash-in detergent formulations and long-lasting plastic technologies containing repellents for the treatment of clothing and other wearable repellent technologies are being developed using new microencapsulation techniques.
Investigating Vaccines in Antibody Dependent Enhancement
Identifying the major T-cell epitopes and cross reactive B-cell epitopes on ZIKV and assessing the role of flavivirus antibodies in protective and pathogenic immunity following ZIKV through antibody dependent enhancement (ADE).