Using mosquito excreta to enhance mosquito-borne disease surveillance

Ramírez, Ana L. (2019) Using mosquito excreta to enhance mosquito-borne disease surveillance. PhD thesis, James Cook University.

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Abstract

Ana Ramírez evaluated the use of mosquito excreta as a sample type for enhancing mosquito-borne disease surveillance. She found that mosquito excreta can be used to detect pathogens and other microorganisms present in the mosquito, including viruses and parasites. Mosquito excreta can be used for field and laboratory based studies.

Item ID: 65692
Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Keywords: Anopheles stephensi, arbovirus, excreta, honey-based surveillance, malaria, mosquito, next-generation sequencing, Plasmodium falciparum, saliva, sentinel animals, sporozoite, surveillance, viral RNA stability
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Copyright Information: Copyright © 2019 Ana L. Ramírez.
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This is a thesis by publication. A published article included as chapter 4 has been redacted from the thesis due to copyright restrictions.

Four publications arising from this thesis are stored in ResearchOnline@JCU, at the time of processing. Please see the Related URLs. The publications are:

Chapter 2: Ramírez, Ana L., van den Hurk, Andrew F., Meyer Steiger, Dagmar B., and Ritchie, Scott A. (2018) Searching for the proverbial needle in a haystack: advances in mosquito-borne arbovirus surveillance. Parasites and Vectors, 11. 320.

Chapter 3: Ramirez Lopez, Ana L., Hall-Mendelin, Sonja, Doggett, Stephen L., Hewitson, Glen R., Mcmahon, Jamie L., Ritchie, Scott A., and van den Hurk, Andrew F. (2018) Mosquito excreta: a sample type with many potential applications for the investigation of Ross River virus and West Nile virus ecology. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 12 (8). e0006771.

Chapter 4: Ramírez, Ana L., Hall-Mendelin, Sonja, Hewitson, Glen R., McMahon, Jamie L., Staunton, Kyran M., Ritchie, Scott A., and van den Hurk, Andrew F. (2019) Stability of West Nile Virus (Flaviviridae: Flavivirus) RNA in mosquito excreta. Journal of Medical Entomology, 56 (4). pp. 1135-1138.

Chapter 5: Ramírez, Ana L., van den Hurk, Andrew F., Mackay, Ian M., Yang, Annie S.P., Hewitson, Glen R., McMahon, Jamie L., Boddey, Justin A., Ritchie, Scott A., and Erickson, Sara M. (2019) Malaria surveillance from both ends: concurrent detection of Plasmodium falciparum in saliva and excreta harvested from Anopheles mosquitoes. Parasites and Vectors, 12. 355.

Date Deposited: 19 Jan 2021 05:17
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1108 Medical Microbiology > 110804 Medical Virology @ 70%
11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1117 Public Health and Health Services > 111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified @ 30%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920499 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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