Aishah H Azil

Aishah H Azil
Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia | ukm · Department of Parasitology and Medical Entomology, PPUKM

PhD

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Publications (18)
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Wolbachia has the ability to cause reproductive abnormalities in infected hosts including cytoplasmic incompatibility (CI). CI is activated when there are multiple Wolbachia supergroups or strains infection present in insect populations. Wolbachia-transinfected mosquitoes have been used widely in some countries as a biological control agent. In ord...
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The use of live animal to blood feeding mosquito colony is proven to be expensive and inconvenient. As an alternative, artificial feeding (AF) is used to rear mosquito colony. The use of synthetic membrane in AF provided a more convenient method as compared to natural membrane which require extensive preparation. In this study, three synthetic memb...
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Autocidal ovitraps have played a significant role in surveillance and control of dengue vectors, Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. Malaysia has witnessed the deployment of several types of autocidal ovitraps, which includes the Mosquito Larvae Trapping Device (MLTD) introduced by Kuala Lumpur City Hall. This study aimed to assess Aedes larval abu...
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Received There is an enduring disconnect between the routine surveillance of mosquitoes that transmit dengue viruses and control activities to limit disease spread. A great variety of methods used to collect vector surveillance data exists globally, with program design typically influenced by historical, socio-cultural and cost factors. Surveillanc...
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Dengue is a significant public health problem in Malaysia and vector surveillance is one of the important components in a vector control program. Routinely vector surveillance in Malaysia is performed through larval surveys. However, larval surveys have several limitations. Thus ovitraps are used as an alternative method for monitoring dengue vecto...
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The use of attractant(s) in ovitraps is often needed to outcompete natural breeding containers. Several studies suggested presence of ammonia in water could attract Aedes aegypti mosquito to oviposit. However, no specific study was done to measure oviposition attractancy of ammonia-based solution. In this study, three ammonia-based solutions were e...
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Wolbachia, a naturally endosymbiotic bacteria, has shown its potential as one of biological control agents for vector borne diseases. Due to large number of mosquitoes involved in Wolbachia screening, Loop-mediated isothermal amplification (LAMP) is recommended as a convenient and time-saving technique. This study aimed to evaluate a newly develope...
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Field trials of Wolbachia-transinfected mosquitoes, as a biological approach to curb dengue transmission, have been initiated. This study aimed to determine the knowledge regarding dengue fever (DF), practice of vector control, and acceptance of Wolbachia as a dengue control method among Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia Medical Centre (UKMMC) healthc...
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The purpose of this study is to review the literature on microsporidiosis in various high-risk groups among the Malaysian population, i.e., HIV/AIDS, cancer, hospitalised patients and Orang Asli, and to update information with regards to microsporidia prevalence, diagnosis and association of the disease with gastrointestinal symptoms in Malaysia. H...
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Permanent mounting of fourth instar mosquito larvae is essential for identifying Aedes spp. This procedure requires extensive exposure to xylene, a clearing agent in the mounting process. We investigated wintergreen oil as a substitute for xylene. Five hundred larvae were mounted on slides to evaluate shrinkage or expansion of specimens after clear...
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SUMMARY We aimed to reparameterize and validate an existing dengue model, comprising an entomological component (CIMSiM) and a disease component (DENSiM) for application in Malaysia. With the model we aimed to measure the effect of importation rate on dengue incidence, and to determine the potential impact of moderate climate change (a 1 °C tempera...
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Forensic entomology is a field of knowledge that uses insects as evidence to estimate the duration after death or post mortem interval (PMI). The PMI determination is based on the developmental size and stage of the insects found on the dead body. Chrysomya villeneuvi is one of the important species of flies that can serve as an indicator for estim...
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This qualitative study aimed to describe field worker perceptions, evaluations of worth, and time costs of routine dengue vector surveillance methods in Cairns (Australia), Kuala Lumpur and Petaling District (Malaysia). In Cairns, the BG-Sentinel trap is a favored method for field workers because of its user-friendliness, but is not as cost-efficie...
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We investigated spatial autocorrelation of female Aedes aegypti L. mosquito abundance from BG-Sentinel trap and sticky ovitrap collections in Cairns, north Queensland, Australia. BG-Sentinel trap collections in 2010 show a significant spatial autocorrelation across the study site and over a smaller spatial extent, while sticky ovitrap collections o...
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Vector surveillance is a cornerstone of dengue management yet there is a diversity of surveillance programs evident internationally. Such diversity is described in this review to enable a broader assessment of dengue vector surveillance methods. This review describes the diversity of surveillance programs for dengue vectors in several endemic and e...
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To describe the meteorological influences on adult dengue vector abundance in Australia for the development of predictive models to trigger pre-emptive control operation. Multiple linear regression analyses were performed using meteorological data and female Aedes aegypti collection data from BG-Sentinel Mosquito traps placed at 11 monitoring sites...

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