The eradicate insect-borne diseases with sunlight initiative at James Cook University in Australia

Oelgemöller, Michael, Bolte, Matthew, Goodine, Tyler, Mumtaz, Saira, Malakar, Padmakana, Dunkerton, Amy, and Hunter, Richard (2015) The eradicate insect-borne diseases with sunlight initiative at James Cook University in Australia. EPA Newsletters, 88. pp. 85-90.

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Insect bites from mosquitos or sand-flies are widespread in tropical North-Queensland and have a significant impact on Life, Health and Economies. They affect the well-known 'tropical Australian outdoor lifestyle' and can cause allergic reactions or diseases such as dengue, Ross-river fever or even malaria. These symptoms also inflict significant social and economic costs on the local communities of tropical Northern Australia. Likewise, city councils are forced to spend substantial financial and staff resources on preventive programs. The Eradicate Insect-borne Diseases with Sunlight Initiative (EIDSI) at JCU is utilizing tropical Queensland's two major natural resources, sunlight and biomass. Its research activities thus help to safeguard public health in the region and covers prophylaxis, treatment as well as cure.

Item ID: 39466
Item Type: Article (Non-Refereed Research)
ISSN: 1011-4246
Keywords: insect-borne diseases; sunlight; solar chemistry; photochemistry; insect repellents; anaesthetics; antimalarials; green chemistry; sustainable manufacturing
Funders: North Queensland Hospital Foundation, Clinton Health Access Initiative, Australian Institute of Tropical Health and Medicine (AITHM), Australian Research Council (ARC)
Date Deposited: 17 Sep 2015 01:52
FoR Codes: 03 CHEMICAL SCIENCES > 0305 Organic Chemistry > 030503 Organic Chemical Synthesis @ 40%
03 CHEMICAL SCIENCES > 0305 Organic Chemistry > 030504 Organic Green Chemistry @ 60%
SEO Codes: 97 EXPANDING KNOWLEDGE > 970103 Expanding Knowledge in the Chemical Sciences @ 50%
86 MANUFACTURING > 8608 Human Pharmaceutical Products > 860803 Human Pharmaceutical Treatments (e.g. Antibiotics) @ 50%
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