HOME >> BIOLOGY >> NEWS
Mosquito researchers track dengue fever in Sonora, Mexico

Biologists from the University of Arizona in Tucson are teaming up with health officials from the Mexican state of Sonora to learn more about the mosquitoes that carry dengue and West Nile viruses and about the disease-causing organisms.

The reported number of dengue fever cases in Sonora has been increasing in the last several years, and the disease appears to be moving north. The dengue fever season in Sonora, the Mexican state just south of Arizona, is seasonal and peaks mid-October, after the summer rainy season.

The UA team will travel to Hermosillo, the capital of Sonora, July 15 and 16 to give public health officials a workshop on trapping and identifying various species of mosquitoes. The team will collect mosquitoes in Hermosillo, Guaymas and Navojoa.

Dengue fever is sometimes called "break-bone fever" because the disease is so painful. One form, dengue hemorrhagic fever, is fatal in about five percent of patients. Currently there is no vaccine against the disease.

"The way to look at it is, dengue is an enemy," said Therese Ann Markow, director of the UA Center for Insect Science and Regents' Professor of ecology and evolutionary biology. "The idea is to get to know your enemy well in order to know its weak spots."

Markow is collaborating with Sonoran health officials Dr. Francisco Javier Navarro Glvez, director general of Servicios de Salud de la Comunidad (director of community health services), and Dr. J. Gerardo Mada Velez, director, Enfermedades Transmisibles por Vector y Zonosis (director of vector-borne diseases).

The newly formed UA-Mexican research collaboration will investigate the ecology, genetics and distribution of various mosquito species in Sonora and of the four types of dengue virus and its close relative, West Nile virus.

"The ecology, distribution and genetics of the mosquitoes and the viruses need to be studied simultaneously to understand how they interact to cause disease,"
'"/>

Contact: Mari N. Jensen
mnjensen@email.arizona.edu
520-626-9635
University of Arizona
7-Jul-2004


Page: 1 2 3

Related biology news :

1. Rutgers-Newark scientist: Mosquitoes may carry lethal parasite
2. Mosquitoes vs. malaria: How we can win the fight
3. Mosquitoes infected with La Crosse encephalitis found in four Southwest Virginia counties
4. Mosquito genome sequence--Published in the journal Science
5. Mosquitoes repelled by tomato-based substance
6. Mosquito fish may be wiping out amphibians
7. Mosquitoes have discriminating tastes, UF researchers find
8. Mosquitofish threaten amphibians
9. Forecasting The El Niño-Driven Ebb And Flow Of A Rogue Mosquito
10. Curing Malaria, Controlling Mosquitoes Symposium Set For AAAS Meeting
11. UF Researcher Designs Pill To Control Mosquitoes

Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:


(Date:7/4/2020)... ... 2020 , ... Aesthetics Biomedical (ABM), a leading aesthetics product ... only the products and treatments developed, but also the dedicated team behind the ... brands built by ABM have received several honors already for 2020, each of ...
(Date:6/28/2020)... Switzerland (PRWEB) , ... June ... ... provider of enterprise software solutions for biopharmaceutical R&D, today announced that it ... company developing innovative, full-length multispecific antibodies (Multiclonics®), to support their translational and ...
(Date:6/23/2020)... ... June 22, 2020 , ... The field of quantitation of large molecules or ... dominated this area. However, the use of mass spectrometry in this field has gained ... question “How do you choose which approach to use (LBA or MS)?” In ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):
(Date:6/23/2020)... , ... June 22, 2020 , ... ... offering an Amniosomes special offer. This includes buy three, get the fourth unit ... (888) 568-6909. , Amniotic derived exosomes, known as exosomes, have been a game ...
(Date:6/19/2020)... ... June 18, 2020 , ... The Vitaspace ... is to join forces to radically prolong life and find a way (medicine or ... period. This project was supported by various scientists from all over the world, doctors, ...
(Date:6/11/2020)... ... June 09, 2020 , ... TRX Systems, ... NEON Micro-Tracer Solution, a highly accurate, contact tracing solution for identification of ... Contact tracing, a core disease control measure, is a key strategy for preventing ...
(Date:6/2/2020)... SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (PRWEB) , ... June 01, 2020 ... ... a helping hand to companies and encourage positive change in the world, enterprise ... the coronavirus pandemic. , With more people working from home during self-quarantines and ...
Breaking Biology Technology:
Cached News: