Principal Investigator:Hansen, Tamara A Licenced Year(s):
The objective of this research is to collect mosquitoes from the Inuvik area and perform a set of genetic tests to see if they are infected with a particular bacterium called Wolbachia. This bacterium is harmless to humans but affects the mating process of mosquitoes by killing the sperm of an infected male. A presence of Wolbachia has not been detected in the NWT as of yet, but if detected coul...
Principal Investigator:Ellis, R.A. Licenced Year(s):
The mosquito baseline study is aimed at determining which mosquito species breed in and around Yellowknife. While sampling for mosquito larvae, samples of non-target (i.e., other) insect species will also be taken to determine which of these species are natural predators or parasites of mosquitoes, or should be protected for other reasons. The City of Yellowknife will be provided with recommenda...
Principal Investigator:McLean, D. M. Licenced Year(s):
1) To define the prevalence of arboviruses pathogenic for man, especially California encephalitis virus, 2) to determine quantitive relationships between the incidence of arboviral infection in mosquito larvae, adult mosquitoes and vertebrate reservoirs of arboviral virus....
Principal Investigator:Iversen, John O. Licenced Year(s):
Collecting mosquitoes and sampling the blod of small animals to study arborviruses, which are potential agents of human illnesses....