Category Archives: Arbovirus

Mosquitos, insecticides and resistances

The Public Health Agency of Catalonia activates the protocol against arboviruses

“Chikungunya: how globalization expands new diseases arround the world”, article at THE CONVERSATION

Rift Valley virus study made by IRTA-CReSA and INIA-CISA is awarded by the Royal Entomological Society

Mosquit tigre. Autor: Alexander Northey (CC BY-NC 2.0)

Available the Chikungunya, Dengue and Zika virus cases report in Catalonia during 2018

The Sub-Directorate General for Emergency Surveillance and Response in Public Health of the Public Health Agency of Catalonia has published the report on the surveillance and control of arbovirosis transmitted by mosquitoes in Catalonia during the period from June to November 2018. IRTA-CReSA collaborates in the execution of this surveillance.

Created a sensor that identifies mosquito-borne diseases

Irideon company creates a device based on a trap that captures the insect, automatically identifies it thanks to an optical sensor and cloud machine learning technology and sends the data in real time to the specialists in prevention. The company has received support from ACCIÓN and the participation of the Animal Health Research Center (IRTA-CReSA) and the Public Health Agency of Barcelona in the pilot phase.

A new European network is born to fight against mosquito-borne diseases

The “Aedes Invasive Mosquitoes” (AIM) COST Action Program has received four years of funding to develop synergies between scientists and public health professionals to deal with invasive mosquitoes Aedes that can transmit diseases such as Dengue, Zika, the West Nile virus fever and the Chikungunya. The IRTA-CReSA researcher Núria Busquets is a member of the Management Committee of this initiative, with the participation of IRTA-CReSA researcher Sandra Talavera and Carles Aranda, entomologist of the Mosquito Control Service of the Baix Llobregat and associate researcher at IRTA-CReSA.

Viral comments (43): Endemic arboviral infections. Don’t got it, don’t got it, don’t got it…. Denguit!

We already have it here … perhaps it only comes to visit, or perhaps one should say that it returns to visit … we do not know if it’s for a few days or for many years.