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Mosquito Vectors of Japanese Encephalitis Virus from Northern India

Role of BPD hop cage method

Authors: Das, Bina Pani

  • The publication of the present work on Mosquito vectors of Japanese encephalitis virus from Northern India is the culmination of several years of field oriented research projects
  • It summarizes the present day problem faced during repeated JE/AES outbreak investigation in different parts of Northern India
  • Well illustrated and language used is tuned to the general users of the key not only in India but also in the neighbouring countries
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Japanese Encephalitis (JE), a mosquito borne disease, is the leading cause of viral encephalitis in 14 Asian countries due to its epidemic potential, high case fatality rate and increased possibility of lifelong disability in patients who recover from this dreadful disease. In spite of seriousness of the disease, still only few books are available for ready reference. Hence, this book will be useful for students, entomologists, paramedical staff and vector control managers in public health. The objective of the book is to disseminate the knowledge gained by the author from ecological studies on JE vectors undertaken in 2 endemic and 2 non endemic areas of Northern India over a period of last 15 years (1998-2012) of research in the field of ecology of mosquito vectors of JE virus initially at National Institute of Communicable Diseases (Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India), Delhi and later at Jamia Millia Islamia, a Central University, Delhi, to anyone who wishes to curtail death of children due to this dreaded disease. Of the thousand suspected JE deaths in India annually, more than 75% is contributed by Northern India wherein disease transmission failed to be explained based on entomological evidence due to inadequate mosquito surveillance tool used in determining JE vector density. In order to overcome the above problem, Dr Bina Pani Das, the author of this book, developed “BPD hop cage method”, a simple, cost effective, and operationally feasible surveillance tool specially designed to capture predominantly day resting adult Cx. tritaeniorhynchus mosquitoes, the principal JE vector species in the country from land and aquatic vegetation.

About the authors

Dr Bina Pani Das, Ph. D., is a Medical Entomologist and Former Joint Director, NICD, Delhi wherein she was associated from 1985 to 2007 in field oriented research related to mosquito borne diseases of great public health concern like malaria, dengue/Chikungunya and Japanese encephalitis. At present, she is with Jamia Millia Islamia University, Delhi, in connection with “Mosquito vectors of Japanese encephalitis virus from Northern India” a project supported by Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India. The author has over 30 years of proven expertise in preparation of catalogues, check lists and pictorial keys of insects belonging to social wasps (Hymenoptera: Vespidae & Stenogastridae) and mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae). During field studies, the author has discovered pathogenic property of a ciliate (microbe) first time in science. Her passion for research led her to become the inventor of the patent entitled “Microbial control agent for mosquito vector of human diseases” which has so far been granted by six countries, viz. USA, Australia, Sri Lanka, Vietnam, Bangladesh and Philippines. The author has developed “BPD Hop cage method” - a simple, cost effective and programme oriented technique for effective JE vector surveillance.

Table of contents (7 chapters)

  • Japanese Encephalitis and Problem in Vector Surveillance: An Introduction

    Das, Bina Pani

    Pages 1-15

  • Mosquito Surveillance Tools Used and Methodology Followed in Ecological Study on JE Vectors in Northern India

    Das, Bina Pani

    Pages 17-23

  • Pictorial Key to Common Species of Culex (Culex) Mosquitoes Associated with Japanese Encephalitis Virus in India

    Das, Bina Pani

    Pages 25-42

  • BPD Hop Cage Method for Effective JE Vector Surveillance

    Das, Bina Pani

    Pages 43-60

  • Ecology of Culex tritaeniorhynchus in and Adjoining Areas of Delhi, Non endemic Area in Northern India, with Special Reference to Chilodonella uncinata as a Bio-control Agent

    Das, Bina Pani

    Pages 61-83

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mosquito Vectors of Japanese Encephalitis Virus from Northern India
Book Subtitle
Role of BPD hop cage method
Authors
Series Title
SpringerBriefs in Animal Sciences
Copyright
2013
Publisher
Springer India
Copyright Holder
The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-81-322-0861-7
DOI
10.1007/978-81-322-0861-7
Softcover ISBN
978-81-322-0860-0
Series ISSN
2211-7504
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXIII, 144
Number of Illustrations and Tables
55 b/w illustrations, 25 illustrations in colour
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