​​RAFT TechTalk: Aedes-borne arbovirus threats in Africa: a closer look at Aedes albopictus and other secondary vectors​​​

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Aedes-borne arboviruses such as dengue, chikungunya, zika and yellow fever are an increasing public health threat globally. ​Dengue alone accounts for an estimated 390 million infections annually. This has caused WHO to initiate a Global Arbovirus ​Initiative. A recent WHO/TDR survey found “huge gaps” across all WHO AFRO countries in their readiness to confront arbovirus ​outbreaks. Aedes aegypti is the primary vector in most outbreaks, but the Asian-origin Aedes albopictus is spreading to more and more African countries, and little is known about other indigenous secondary vectors. This webinar hosts a panel of experts who will share insights regarding biology, surveillance and control of these mosquitoes. 


  • ​​Dr Jennifer Lord, LSTM
  • ​Dr Fekadu Massebo, Arba Minch University
  • ​Dr David Tchouassi, ICIPE
  • ​Dr Judicael Obame-Nkoghe, University of Science and Technology of Masuku​


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