Mosquito-borne virus surveillance using xenomonitoring methods based on trapped mosquito excreta

The detection of virus genomic RNA in insect vectors trapped in the field can provide a non-invasive mean for monitoring the presence of mosquito-borne pathogens that can affect human health. This strategy, sometime referred to as xenomonitoring, can be implemented (i) in areas where disease diagnostic on humans cannot be achieved or accessed, (ii) in wild places to survey vector-borne pathogen transmission without having access to the vertebrate hosts, or (iii) to improve transmission surveillance for pathogens that can cause asymptomatic infections in humans.

Modeling intra-mosquito dynamics of Zika virus and its dose-dependence confirms the low epidemic potential of Aedes albopictus

ZIKV alternate between a human host and a mosquito to complete its urban cycle. Other contamination routes are possible for this virus, but mosquito transmission is still considered as the primary one.

Inheritance pattern of diapause induction in Aedes albopictus

Mémoire de fin de stage d’IUT Présenté par Lisa ROMERO Stage du 20 mai au 26 juillet 2019 Refer to the pdf (in French)