Eisenberg Group - Environmental Determinants of Infectious Diseases

Renato Leon, PhD

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E-mail: renatol@mail.usfq.edu.ec



Dr. Leon is a medical entomologist, and has experience with entomological collections, vector competence and vector taxonomy. Dr. Leon developed expertise in arbovirology during his doctoral studies in Microbiology at the Ohio University Tropical Disease Institute and Postdoctoral training as a National Research Council (NRC) associate at the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute for Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID), Fort Detrick, Maryland, USA. Dr. Leon is the Director of the Medical Entomology lab at the Institute of Microbiology at USFQ, providing insectary space and assistance with mosquito laboratory work.


>> A Regional Study of Seroprevalence and Seroincidence of Dengue in Ecuador

Annual serosurveys were conducted over three years in 8 villages of rural northern coastal Ecuador.... More >>


>> Mosquito Larval Survey Characterizing Spatial Heterogeneity within Ecuador

Household surveys of Aedes aegypti larvae were conducted in the town of Borbon, Ecuador, twice within a one-month period. These data will be analyzed to assess the degree of heterogeneity in the spatial distribution of larvae.... More >>


>> Surveillance of Dengue in a Borbon Hospital in Northern Coastal Ecuador

An active surveillance of dengue is being conducted through the identification of potential dengue cases.... More >>