↓ Skip to main content

Zika infection decreases Aedes aegypti locomotor activity but does not influence egg production or viability

Overview of attention for article published in Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, August 2018
Altmetric Badge

Mentioned by

twitter
1 tweeter

Citations

dimensions_citation
13 Dimensions

Readers on

mendeley
54 Mendeley
You are seeing a free-to-access but limited selection of the activity Altmetric has collected about this research output. Click here to find out more.
Title
Zika infection decreases Aedes aegypti locomotor activity but does not influence egg production or viability
Published in
Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, August 2018
DOI 10.1590/0074-02760180290
Pubmed ID
Authors

Karine Pedreira Padilha, Maria Eduarda Barreto Resck, Octávio Augusto Talyuli da Cunha, Rayane Teles-de-Freitas, Stéphanie Silva Campos, Marcos Henrique Ferreira Sorgine, Ricardo Lourenço-de-Oliveira, Luana Cristina Farnesi, Rafaela Vieira Bruno

Abstract

Zika has emerged as a new public health threat after the explosive epidemic in Brazil in 2015. It is an arbovirus transmitted mainly by Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. The knowledge of physiological, behavioural and biological features in virus-infected vectors may help the understanding of arbovirus transmission dynamics and elucidate their influence in vector capacity. We aimed to investigate the effects of Zika virus (ZIKV) infection in the behaviour of Ae. aegypti females by analysing the locomotor activity, egg production and viability. Ae. aegypti females were orally infected with ZIKV through an artificial feeder to access egg production, egg viability and locomotor activity. For egg production and viability assays, females were kept in cages containing an artificial site for oviposition and eggs were counted. Locomotor activity assays were performed in activity monitors and an average of 5th, 6th and 7th days after infective feeding was calculated. No significant difference in the number of eggs laid per females neither in their viability were found between ZIKV infected and non-infected females, regardless the tested pair of mosquito population and virus strain and the gonotrophic cycles. Locomotor activity assays were performed regardless of the locomotor activity in ZIKV infected females was observed, in both LD and DD conditions. The lower locomotor activity may reduce the mobility of the mosquitoes and may explain case clustering within households reported during Zika outbreaks such as in Rio de Janeiro 2015. Nevertheless, the mosquitoes infected with ZIKV are still able to disseminate and to transmit the disease, especially in places where there are many oviposition sites.

Twitter Demographics

The data shown below were collected from the profile of 1 tweeter who shared this research output. Click here to find out more about how the information was compiled.

Mendeley readers

The data shown below were compiled from readership statistics for 54 Mendeley readers of this research output. Click here to see the associated Mendeley record.

Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 54 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 12 22%
Researcher 10 19%
Student > Bachelor 7 13%
Student > Doctoral Student 4 7%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 7%
Other 6 11%
Unknown 11 20%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 14 26%
Medicine and Dentistry 7 13%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 7%
Social Sciences 2 4%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 2%
Other 9 17%
Unknown 17 31%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 1. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 30 August 2018.
All research outputs
#11,920,488
of 13,444,601 outputs
Outputs from Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
#831
of 980 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#229,433
of 266,132 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Memórias do Instituto Oswaldo Cruz
#6
of 7 outputs
Altmetric has tracked 13,444,601 research outputs across all sources so far. This one is in the 1st percentile – i.e., 1% of other outputs scored the same or lower than it.
So far Altmetric has tracked 980 research outputs from this source. They receive a mean Attention Score of 3.2. This one is in the 1st percentile – i.e., 1% of its peers scored the same or lower than it.
Older research outputs will score higher simply because they've had more time to accumulate mentions. To account for age we can compare this Altmetric Attention Score to the 266,132 tracked outputs that were published within six weeks on either side of this one in any source. This one is in the 1st percentile – i.e., 1% of its contemporaries scored the same or lower than it.
We're also able to compare this research output to 7 others from the same source and published within six weeks on either side of this one.