Elizabet Lilia Estallo

Elizabet Lilia Estallo
National Scientific and Technical Research Council | conicet · CCT Cordoba

PhD in Biology Science.

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Introduction
Elizabet currently works as CONICET (National Scientific and Technical Research Council) researcher at IIBYT, Córdoba, Argentina. She does research in vector-borne diseases, vectors ecology, social and environmental determinants. Her currents projects involve 'Social and Environmental determinants on vectors like Phlebotominae, Thriatominae, Culicidae'. She is a NatGeo explorer studying hot islands, regulating ecosystem services and mosquitoes, focusing on public health issues.
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August 2014 - present
CONICET
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  • Assistent Researcher
March 2005 - present
National University of Cordoba, Argentina
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  • Researcher

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Publications (44)
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The presence, abundance and distribution of Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti (Linnaeus 1762) and Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus (Skuse 1894) could be conditioned by different data obtained from satellite remote sensors. In this paper, we aim to estimate the effect of landscape coverage and spectral indices on the abundance of Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus...
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Green roofs are considered key elements of the urban green infrastructure since they offer several environmental benefits, including habitat provision for arthropods. To achieve these benefits and ensure green roof success, an appropriate plant selection is an important step in the design of these infrastructures, especially where green roof techno...
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In the southern coast of Mar Chiquita Lake, central Argentina, mosquitoes affect public health and community livelihood, since they transmit pathogens to human beings causing diseases such as malaria, filariasis, encephalitis, yellow fever, and dengue, among others, and have a negative effect on cattle farming as well. To characterize the structure...
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In the southern coast of Mar Chiquita Lake, central Argentina, mosquitoes affect public health and community livelihood, since they transmit pathogens to human beings causing diseases such as malaria, filariasis, encephalitis, yellow fever, and dengue, among others, and have a negative effect on cattle farming as well. To characterize the structure...
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Improving our understanding of Mayaro virus (MAYV) ecology is critical to guide surveillance and risk assessment. We conducted a PRISMA-adherent systematic review of the published and grey literature to identify potential arthropod vectors and non-human animal reservoirs of MAYV. We searched PubMed/MEDLINE, Embase, Web of Science, SciELO and grey-l...
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We evaluated species richness, abundance, alpha diversity, and true diversity of Phlebotominae sand flies temporal changes in domiciles within the northern Argentina city of Corrientes. A total of 16 sampling nights were conducted seasonally throughout the years 2012-2014 through light traps supplemented with CO2. Meteorological and remote sensing...
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To better understand the dispersion strategies of Triatoma infestans (Klug) (Hemiptera: Reduviidae, Triatominae), we evaluated the spatial effect of infested peridomicile and density vegetation cover in a historically endemic area for Chagas disease. The study was conducted in rural houses of the northwest of Córdoba province, Argentine, during 201...
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Improving our understanding of Mayaro virus (MAYV) ecology is critical to guide surveillance and risk assessment. We conducted a PRISMA-adherent systematic review of the published and grey literature to identify potential arthropod vectors and non-human animal reservoirs of MAYV. We searched PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, SciELO and grey-literatur...
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El Congreso Internacional “Evaluación de la Enfermedades Tropicales Desatendidas del Ecuador a partir de los determinantes sociales de la salud”, organizado por el Grupo de Investigación Enfermedades Tropicales Desatendidas del Ecuador, fue realizado en Guayaquil, los días 9,10 y 11 de diciembre, 2020. Previo a la actividad científica se desarrolló...
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Dengue virus (DENV) transmission occurs primarily in tropical and subtropical climates, but within the last decade it has extended to temperate regions. Santa Fe, a temperate province in argentina, has experienced an increase in dengue cases and virus circulation since 2009, with the recent 2020 outbreak being the largest in the province to date. T...
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Environmental variables related to vegetation and weather are some of the most influential factors that impacting Aedes (Stegomya) aegypti, a mosquito vector of dengue, chikungunya and Zika viruses. In this paper, we aim to develop temporal predictive models for Ae. aegypti oviposition activity utilizing vegetation and meteorological variables as p...
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Background: Argentina is located at the southern temperate range of arboviral transmission by the mosquito Aedes aegypti and has experienced a rapid increase in disease transmission in recent years. Here we present findings from an entomological surveillance study that began in Cordoba, Argentina, following the emergence of dengue in � 2009. Method...
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Dengue disease is found in tropical and subtropical climates and within the last decade it has extended to temperate regions. Santa Fe, a temperate province in Argentina, has experienced an increase in dengue cases and virus circulation in the last decade, with the recent 2020 outbreak being the largest since dengue transmission was first reported...
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We analyses the relationship between landscape and environmental variables estimated from high-resolution satellite images with the temporal variation of the abundance of Lutzomyia longipalpis and Migonemyia migonei, vectors of leishmaniasis, in Corrientes city. At 8 collection sites, 14 samples were conducted between March 2012 to February 2014. P...
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Climate change is leading to increases in global temperatures and erratic precipitation patterns, both of which are contributing to the expansion of mosquito-borne arboviruses and the populations of the mosquitos that vector them. Herein, we review recent evidence of emergence and expansion of arboviruses transmitted by Aedes mosquitos that has bee...
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Aedes aegypti is mainly found in urban environments, where human activity guarantees the permanent availability of potential larval habitats. The present study aimed to test for a possible association between Ae. aegypti infestation and land cover classes. From 23 February to 22 May 2015, immature mosquitoes (except eggs) were sampled in artificial...
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The distribution of arbovirus disease transmission is expanding from the tropics and subtropics into temperate regions worldwide. The temperate city of Córdoba, Argentina has been experiencing the emergence of dengue virus, transmitted by the mosquito Aedes aegypti, since 2009, when autochthonous transmission of the virus was first recorded in the...
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Environmental variables are some of the factors that more impact on Aedes aegypti , vector of Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika viruses. In this study, the Ae. aegypti oviposition activity was related to satellite and meteorological variables, in Córdoba City (Argentina). Eggs were collected using ovitraps placed throughout the city from 2009 to 2012, r...
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Desarrollo de Modelos predictivos de índices Aédicos basados en información proveniente de sensores remotos. ESTALLO, E. L.; INTROINI V.; LAMFRI M.; ROTELA C. H.; SCAVUZZO C.M.; ALMIRON, W.R. Instituto de Altos de Altos Estudios Espaciales Mario Gulich, Comisión Nacional de Actividades Espaciales. Centro Espacial Teófilo Tabanera, Ruta C 45 km 8, F...
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The distribution of arbovirus disease transmission is expanding from the tropics and subtropics into temperate regions worldwide. The aim of this study was to characterize the emergence of arboviruses in the temperate city of Cordoba, Argentina (2009-2018), including dengue virus (DENV) serotypes and origins of imported cases. The first cases of de...
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Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) is an urban mosquito involved in the transmission of numerous viruses, including dengue, chikungunya and Zika. In Argentina, Ae. aegypti is the main vector of dengue virus and has been involved in several outbreaks in regions ranging from northern to central Argentina since 2009. In order to evaluate areas of pote...
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Aedes aegypti is the main vector for Chikungunya, Dengue, and Zika viruses in Latin America and it represents a main threat for our region. Taking into account this situation, several efforts have been done to use remote sensing to support public health decision making. Moderate resolution imaging spectroradiometer (MODIS) sensor provides moderate-...
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Distribution and abundance of disease vectors are directly related to climatic conditions and environmental changes. Remote sensing data have been used for monitoring environmental conditions influencing spatial patterns of vector-borne diseases. The aim of this study was to analyze the effect of the Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) an...
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This study aims to develop a forecasting model by assessing the weather variability associated with seasonal fluctuation of Aedes aegypti oviposition dynamic at a city level in Orán, in northwestern Argentina. Oviposition dynamics were assessed by weekly monitoring of 90 ovitraps in the urban area during 2005-2007. Correlations were performed betwe...
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The aims of this study were to characterise the ground-level larval habitats of the mosquito Culex quinquefasciatus, to determine the relationships between habitat characteristics and larval abundance and to examine seasonal larval-stage variations in Córdoba city. Every two weeks for two years, 15 larval habitats (natural and artificial water bodi...
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In Argentina, dengue has affected mainly the Northern provinces, including Salta. The objective of this study was to analyze the spatial patterns of high Aedes aegypti oviposition activity in San Ramón de la Nueva Orán, northwestern Argentina. The location of clusters as hot spot areas should help control programs to identify priority areas and all...
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Saint Louis encephalitis virus (SLEV) is endemic in Argentina. During 2005 an outbreak occurred in Córdoba. From January to April of 2010 a new outbreak occurred in Córdoba city with a lower magnitude than the one reported in 2005. Understanding the association of different landscape elements related to SLEV hosts and vectors in urban environments...
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The application of remotely sensed data to public health has increased in Argentina in the past few years, especially to study vector-borne viral diseases such as dengue. The normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) has been widely used for remote sensing of vegetation as well as the brightness temperature (BT) for many years. Another environm...
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The presence of Aedes aegypti is reported beyond its current limit of distribution in Argentina, in the city of Neuquén, Neuquén Province. Ovitraps were placed to collect Ae. aegypti eggs between December 2009 and April 2010. The geographical distribution of Culex eduardoi, Psorophora ciliata and Ps. cingulata is extended with new records from two...
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O objetivo do estudo foi determinar os horários de máxima atividade de oviposição de Aedes aegypti na cidade de Orán (noroeste argentino). Foram realizadas coletas quinzenais, entre novembro de 2006 e fevereiro de 2007 (primavera-verão). A cidade foi dividida em três zonas (norte, centro, sul); foram escolhidos aleatoriamente dez domicílios em...
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Dengue has affected the north provinces of Argentina, mainly Salta province. The 2009 outbreak, with 5 deaths and >27,000 infected, was the most important, and the first to extend into the central area of the country. This article includes research on seasonal Aedes aegypti abundance variation in Orán City (Salta province), and determination of the...
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Urbanisation may have detrimental effects on communities of parasitoids, affecting their species richness, abundance, and species dominance. Here we investigated the influence of the degree of urbanisation on parasitoid communities of Liriomyza commelinae (Frost) (Diptera: Agromyzidae), a leafminer of Commelina erecta L. (Commelinaceae), in the cit...
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Forecasting models were developed for predicting Aedes aegypti larval indices in an endemic area for dengue (cities of Tartagal and Orán, northwestern Argentina), based on the Breteau and House indices and environmental variables considered with and without time lags. Descriptive models were first developed for each city and each index by multiple...
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Palabras clave: modelos matemáticos, Aedes aegypti, índices vectoriales, dengue, imágenes satelitales. RESUMEN. El mosquito Aedes aegypti es reconocido transmisor del virus del Dengue en la Argentina y países limítrofes. El dengue es una de las enfermedades virales transmitidas por mosquitos más importantes actualmente, afectando a países tropicale...
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eHealth is the process of using information and communication technologies to deliver health information, services, and expertise over long and short distances. eHealth applications are important tools for enhancing health care delivery, particularly in impoverished, rural and remote areas where health care resources and expertise are often scarce...
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INTRODUCCIÓN Un nuevo problema sanitario afectó a nuestro país debido a la reaparición del virus Dengue en 1997. Se han registrado casos de Dengue en el norte de nuestro país, siendo Salta la provincia mas afectada. Dado que en la actualidad no existen vacunas para esta enfermedad, el único método para su control y prevención es el combate del vect...
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The advances in the quantity and quality of Space information and the continuous growth of epidemiological problematic have given major impetuses to Landscape Epidemiology. In this frame, since 2001, Argentina Space Agency (CONAE) and National Health Minister (MSN) started working together to develop new tools for epidemiological surveillance, base...
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Análisis espacial de oviposición de Aedes aegypti en la ciudad de Orán (Salta). Se realizaron análisis de autocorrelación espacial con los programas GEODA (coeficiente I de Moran, mapa de LISA) y Terraview (mapa de Kernel). Se obtuvo una autocorrelación positiva (I = 0,2528; p < 0,05), que refleja una tendencia en la concentración de huevos en tres...

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Projects (3)
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Specific Goal: To evaluate the influence of origin of plant species (native vs. exotic) in experimental extensive green roofs (n=30), across an urbanization gradient in Córdoba city (Argentina), on the richness and abundance of beneficial insects (pollinators, natural enemies and decomposers) and insect pests (herbivores and parasites).
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To evaluate the effect of urban vegetation and water body as services regulating UHI effect and mosquito biodiversity, in order to provide evidence that contributes to generate solutions for a healthier and more sustainable city.