Event Title

P-43 Spatial analysis of Mayaro virus antibody prevalence outside of Iquitos, Peru

Location

Buller Hallway

Start Date

3-6-2015 2:30 PM

End Date

3-6-2015 4:00 PM

Description

Mayaro virus (MAYV) is an endemic disease, similar to dengue, found in tropical areas of South America. Risk of infection with MAYV is dependent on exposure to the mosquito vector. In 2008, blood samples were collected from voluntary participants from two rural villages outside Iquitos, Peru, and the sera tested for IgG antibody to MAYV. GPS points were plotted for the houses, and using ArcGIS (version 10.2), we conducted a hotspot analysis using the Getis-Ord Gi* statistic, with positive and negative indicating presence or absence of MAYV antibody. We expect that positive values will be clustered near more established forest.

Acknowledgments

J.N. Andrews Honors Scholar and Undergraduate Research Scholar

Advisor: Kanya Long, Biology

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P-43 Spatial analysis of Mayaro virus antibody prevalence outside of Iquitos, Peru

Buller Hallway

Mayaro virus (MAYV) is an endemic disease, similar to dengue, found in tropical areas of South America. Risk of infection with MAYV is dependent on exposure to the mosquito vector. In 2008, blood samples were collected from voluntary participants from two rural villages outside Iquitos, Peru, and the sera tested for IgG antibody to MAYV. GPS points were plotted for the houses, and using ArcGIS (version 10.2), we conducted a hotspot analysis using the Getis-Ord Gi* statistic, with positive and negative indicating presence or absence of MAYV antibody. We expect that positive values will be clustered near more established forest.