Mosquito Virus Detection Kit
This cost effective diagnostic test is able to detect multiple pathogens and does not require specialized equipment. The assay detects nucleic acid molecules using an amplification procedure that requires a rapid incubation at a single temperature, followed by detection using simple paper strips (similar to a pregnancy test dipstick). This technology will be applied to develop field-amenable assays for detection of the common mosquito-borne diseases in Australia, including Ross River, Barmah forest, West Nile, and Murray Valley encephalitis viruses.
Department of Health Funding Initiative for Mosquito Management in Western Australia, 2015
Christian Jones, Joanne Macdonald