Dept. of Health Research Govt. of India
World Health Organization
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Name of the Project Role of Aedes mosquitoes in transmission of chikungunya in Kerala
Principal Investigator Dr. Alex Eapern
Co-Principal Investigator(s) Dr. Joseph K. David
Other Investigator(s) Dr. V. K. Dua (NIMR, New Delhi)
Dr. Kalpana Baruah (NVBDVCP, New Delhi)
Collaboration / Participating Centers NIMR, Field unit , Chennai
NIE, Chennai
Funding Agency / Sponsor -
Budget Rs. 27,88,750/-
Study Period 3 years
Objectives To study the population dynamics of A. aegypti, A. albopictus and A. vittatus; its seasonal prevalence in chikungunya affected epidemic & endemic areas; and also in areas where chikungunya outbreaks occurs during  the course of study.

To undertake indepth analysis on domestic, peri domestic, intra domestic breeding habitats and plant supported habitats of all the three species of Aedes breeding and their role in contributing the vector population density  and disease transmission.

To study the behavior and biting preference of Aedes mosquitoes; isolation /idenitification of virus in patients and in mosquitoes during epidemics/outbreaks
Description It is propose to undertake a detailed study on the role played by Aedes mosquitoes in transmission of chikungunya in northern, central and southern districts of Kerala based on the recorded suspected chikungunya fever cases.
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