Research project Recently, exotic mosquito-borne viral zoonoses have taken up residence around the European continent. The need for better vigilance has been growing since the late 1990s, as the increased globalization of trade gives invading mosquitoes more opportunities to penetrate into Europe.
More research regarding potential vectors and comprehensive surveillance is needed. To meet the need of research in Sweden, we propose to: - identify mosquitoes by high-throughput genetic characterization. - identify mosquito-borne viruses. - model spatial and temporal conditions favourable for prevalence of disease causing mosquito vectors. - develop a model for studying competence of Nordic mosquitoes to spread emerging zoonotic diseases
Formas, 2015-2017: SEK 4,345,000