MOSQUITOES & SAND FLIES
The Faculty of Allied Health Sciences at Hashemite University is specialised in sand fly identification, ecology, and leishmaniasis detection. Working with mosquitoes will be a new venture.
Dr Nawal Hijjawi
Dr Rami Mukbel
The Ecological Sciences Research Laboratory (ESRL) at Hacettepe University are highly experienced in the collection and identification of mosquitoes and sand flies. The high-spec virology lab offers high through-put viral screening
Prof Bulent Alten
Dr Koray Ergunay
Dr Ozge Kasap
Ms Filiz Gunay
The Walter Reed Biosystematics Unit (WRBU) is at the forefront of vector identification worldwide. We specialise in mosquito and sand fly identifications,using integrated morphology and DNA barcoding approaches.
Dr Yvonne Linton (PI)
MAJ Jeff Clark
Mr Luke Mitchell
Mr Jim Pecor
Dr Pollie Rueda
Public Health Issue
Prolonged civil unrest in Syria has resulted in the translocation of a large number of Syrian nationals seeking refuge in neighboring countries, including Turkey and Jordan. Along these border zones, several large refugee camps exist, and the immediate welfare and health of those displaced persons are of international concern.
This project aims to address the issue of vector-borne disease transmission along the Turkish and Jordanian borders with Syria.
We will collect mosquitoes and sand flies in order to assess the prevalence of arboviral diseases (such as West Nile, Chikungunya, Dengue, Sand fly fevers) or protozoan disease (such as Malaria and Leishmaniasis).
NEWS FEED: Welcome the Lebanon: We are very pleased to announce that a collaboration with researches in the Lebanon will enhance biosurveillance in 2018. The website will be updated shortly with further information.