Online ISSN: 2515-8260

Keywords : Aedes aegypti


DO WE SEE NATURAL Wolbachia IN FIELD-CAPTURED MOSQUITOS IN BANDUNG?

Savira Ekawardhani; Imam Megantara; Arifudin Achmad; Hadyana Sukandar; Lia Faridah

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2021, Volume 8, Issue 2, Pages 1989-1997

A new alternative in controlling mosquitos, the arbovirus vectors, has emerged in recent years and commonly called Wolbachia method. Currently, a large trial is still running since 2017 in Indonesia to assess the efficacy of Wolbachiainfected mosquito deployment in reducing dengue incidence in Yogyakarta. Awaiting the trial result before implementing the same method in Bandung, however we could not find any reports on the distribution of natural Wolbachia in urban mosquitos from Indonesia, especially for Culex sp and Aedes sp of Bandung. Therefore, field surveys were conducted at four locations (3 subdistricts) from Bandung City and its surrounding area to screen for the natural mosquito infection status of Wolbachia by PCR and sequencing method. We
found that 83.3% of Bandung-captured Cx. quinquefasciatus were female, and 88.2% of those female were naturally infected with Wolbachia. The infection rate was lower for the male Culex, bringing down the total infection rate of Cx. quinquefasciatus to be around half of the captured mosquitos. However, the results from both female Ae. Aegypti of different locations revealed baffling very weak bands on the agarose gel. As for the infection status of Bandung’s captured Ae. aegypti, it is worth to wait for our further results as well as reports
from other studies. And thus, we opted to keep the inconclusive status of Wolbachia infection in Ae. aegypti from Bandung City

AWARENESS ABOUT THE RISK FACTOR AND COMPLICATIONS OF DENGUE VIRUS AMONG COLLEGE STUDENTS - A SURVEY

Raja kumar; Jothi Priya; V. Vishnu Priya; Lakshminarayanan Arivarasu

European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine, 2020, Volume 7, Issue 1, Pages 2307-2321

Dengue is especially affecting the tropic and subtropic regions of the planet . It's mainly caused by Dengue, a member of Family Flaviviridae. Four serotypes of Dengue are DENV1, DENV2, DENV3 and DENV4. 67,000 people are diagnosed by Dengue and it's been reported by NVBPCP. The aim of this study is to make awareness on risk factors and complications of Dengue virus among college students .The Survey on awareness about the danger factor and complications of Dengue virus among college students was conducted employing a google form link. We've distributed our survey among 100 college students. Then , we used a sampling method. Also, we've used statistical software as SPSS for our data. 59.05 % agreed that they're conscious of Dengue virus, 40.95% are still not aware . 58.10 % agreed that it had been transmitted by files, 27.62 % responded thanks to mosquitoes, 11.43 % responded thanks to Aedes mosquito, 2.86 % responded and still don’ t know. Awareness camps , social media , workshops , seminars could also be conducted to make awareness of risk factors and complications of Dengue virus among college students.