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Vol. 9, Issue 3, Part A (2022)

Molecular xenomonitoring for surveillance of mosquito-borne diseases

Author(s): Daniel Geleta and Delenesaw Yewhalaw
Abstract: Mosquito-borne diseases spread through the bite of infected mosquito and existed with human creating direct and indirect unhealthiness to over 40% of the world populations. For each disease caused by mosquito, appropriate diagnostic methods are recently available and recognized as a key component in clinical intervention and community level disease mentoring activities.
One of the diagnostic methods, molecular xenomonitoring predicts the infected mosquitoes and serves as a proxy for human infection in surveillance. The proxy further helps to spot the impact of mass treatment under a condition where mass-drug administration is considered as a disease control & elimination strategies and to verify elimination of neglected mosquito- borne diseases.
Scientists are progressively exploring new ways to predict human infection with mosquito-borne diseases, such as molecular xenomonitoring. However, concurrent to its benefits, the application of this technique perplexes some researchers, and has limited its widespread use in several programs. Researchers hope that it will continue to thrive.
Pages: 23-27  |  186 Views  11 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Daniel Geleta, Delenesaw Yewhalaw. Molecular xenomonitoring for surveillance of mosquito-borne diseases. Int J Mosq Res 2022;9(3):23-27.
International Journal of Mosquito Research