Brian H Kay

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Affiliation: Queensland Institute of Medical Research
Country: Australia

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Mosquito feeding patterns and natural infection of vertebrates with Ross River and Barmah Forest viruses in Brisbane, Australia
    Brian H Kay
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Post Office Royal Brisbane Hospital, School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 76:417-23. 2007
  2. doi request reprint Field evaluations of disposable sticky lures for surveillance of Aedes aegypti (Stegomyia aegypti) and Culex quinquefasciatus in Jakarta
    B H Kay
    Mosquito Control Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, QLD 4006, Australia
    Med Vet Entomol 27:267-75. 2013
  3. pmc Sustainability and cost of a community-based strategy against Aedes aegypti in northern and central Vietnam
    Brian H Kay
    Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane Queensland, Australia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 82:822-30. 2010
  4. ncbi request reprint Predicting the age of mosquitoes using transcriptional profiles
    Peter E Cook
    School of Integrative Biology, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Nat Protoc 2:2796-806. 2007
  5. pmc Water level flux in household containers in Vietnam--a key determinant of Aedes aegypti population dynamics
    Jason A L Jeffery
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research, PO Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e39067. 2012
  6. pmc Characterizing the Aedes aegypti population in a Vietnamese village in preparation for a Wolbachia-based mosquito control strategy to eliminate dengue
    Jason A L Jeffery
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research and Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health, Brisbane, Australia
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 3:e552. 2009
  7. ncbi request reprint Critical evaluation of quantitative sampling methods for Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) immatures in water storage containers in Vietnam
    Tessa B Knox
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Post Office Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    J Med Entomol 44:192-204. 2007
  8. pmc Field validation of a transcriptional assay for the prediction of age of uncaged Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in Northern Australia
    Leon E Hugo
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4:e608. 2010
  9. ncbi request reprint Quantitative relationships between immature and emergent adult Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) populations in water storage container habitats
    Tessa B Knox
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research and Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health, P O Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, 4029, Australia
    J Med Entomol 47:748-58. 2010
  10. ncbi request reprint Impacts of Wolbachia infection on predator prey relationships: evaluating survival and horizontal transfer between wMelPop infected Aedes aegypti and its predators
    Timothy P Hurst
    Mosquito Control Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, PO Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, QLD 4029, Australia
    J Med Entomol 49:624-30. 2012

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  1. ncbi request reprint Mosquito feeding patterns and natural infection of vertebrates with Ross River and Barmah Forest viruses in Brisbane, Australia
    Brian H Kay
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Post Office Royal Brisbane Hospital, School of Molecular and Microbial Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 76:417-23. 2007
    ..This study, therefore, provides data to indicate that brushtail possums play a role in the urban transmission of RRV in Brisbane and that horses, when they occur, also fill the same role...
  2. doi request reprint Field evaluations of disposable sticky lures for surveillance of Aedes aegypti (Stegomyia aegypti) and Culex quinquefasciatus in Jakarta
    B H Kay
    Mosquito Control Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, QLD 4006, Australia
    Med Vet Entomol 27:267-75. 2013
    ..Any deficit in catch may be offset by increasing the surveillance period to ≥30 days to detect all four dengue serotypes from infected mosquitoes. ..
  3. pmc Sustainability and cost of a community-based strategy against Aedes aegypti in northern and central Vietnam
    Brian H Kay
    Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane Queensland, Australia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 82:822-30. 2010
    ..The three communes where the above community-based strategy had been adopted were rated as well-sustained with annual recurrent total costs (direct and indirect) of $0.28-0.89 international dollars per person...
  4. ncbi request reprint Predicting the age of mosquitoes using transcriptional profiles
    Peter E Cook
    School of Integrative Biology, The University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Nat Protoc 2:2796-806. 2007
    ..Rearing of mosquitoes to specific ages for calibration data can take up to 40 d. Molecular analysis of transcript abundance, and subsequent age predictions, should take approximately 3-5 d for 100 individuals...
  5. pmc Water level flux in household containers in Vietnam--a key determinant of Aedes aegypti population dynamics
    Jason A L Jeffery
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research, PO Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    PLoS ONE 7:e39067. 2012
    ..aegypti production during the dry season. This has implications for choosing a suitable Wolbachia strain for release as it appears that prolonged egg desiccation does not occur in this village...
  6. pmc Characterizing the Aedes aegypti population in a Vietnamese village in preparation for a Wolbachia-based mosquito control strategy to eliminate dengue
    Jason A L Jeffery
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research and Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health, Brisbane, Australia
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 3:e552. 2009
    ..However, developing a vector control strategy based on the release of mosquitoes transinfected with wMelPop requires detailed knowledge of the demographics of the target population...
  7. ncbi request reprint Critical evaluation of quantitative sampling methods for Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) immatures in water storage containers in Vietnam
    Tessa B Knox
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Post Office Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Australia
    J Med Entomol 44:192-204. 2007
    ..610 and 0.328, respectively); however, the relationship between immature abundance and emergent adult populations remains to be defined...
  8. pmc Field validation of a transcriptional assay for the prediction of age of uncaged Aedes aegypti mosquitoes in Northern Australia
    Leon E Hugo
    School of Biological Sciences, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Australia
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 4:e608. 2010
    ..aegypti females based on the transcriptional profiles of a selection of age responsive genes. Here we conducted field testing of the method on Ae. aegypti that were entirely uncaged and free to engage in natural behavior...
  9. ncbi request reprint Quantitative relationships between immature and emergent adult Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) populations in water storage container habitats
    Tessa B Knox
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research and Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health, P O Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, QLD, 4029, Australia
    J Med Entomol 47:748-58. 2010
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  10. ncbi request reprint Impacts of Wolbachia infection on predator prey relationships: evaluating survival and horizontal transfer between wMelPop infected Aedes aegypti and its predators
    Timothy P Hurst
    Mosquito Control Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, PO Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, QLD 4029, Australia
    J Med Entomol 49:624-30. 2012
    ..Based on our results and the ecology of Wolbachia and mosquito predators, horizontal transfer of wMelPop from Ae. aegypti into naturally occurring predators is not cause for concern...
  11. ncbi request reprint Control of aedes vectors of dengue in three provinces of Vietnam by use of Mesocyclops (Copepoda) and community-based methods validated by entomologic, clinical, and serological surveillance
    Brian H Kay
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research and University of Queensland Tropical Health Program, Brisbane, Australia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 66:40-8. 2002
    ..Variable dengue attack rates made the clinical and serological comparison of control and untreated communes problematic, but these data indicate that clinical surveillance by itself is inadequate to monitor dengue transmission...
  12. ncbi request reprint El Niño Southern Oscillation and Ross River virus outbreaks in Australia
    Louise A Kelly-Hope
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Post Office Royal Brisbane Hospital, Herston, Australia
    Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 4:210-3. 2004
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  13. doi request reprint Adult survivorship of the dengue mosquito Aedes aegypti varies seasonally in central Vietnam
    Leon E Hugo
    QIMR Berghofer Medical Research Institute, Herston, Queensland, Australia
    PLoS Negl Trop Dis 8:e2669. 2014
    ..We provide season specific Ae. aegypti survival models for improved dengue epidemiology and evaluation of mosquito control strategies that aim to reduce mosquito survival to break the dengue transmission cycle. ..
  14. ncbi request reprint Control of arbovirus vector Verrallina funerea (Diptera: Culicidae) in southeast Queensland, Australia
    Jason A L Jeffery
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research and University of Queensland, Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health, PO Royal Brisbane Hospital, QLD 4029, Australia
    J Econ Entomol 100:1512-8. 2007
    ..We also observed a significant increase in immature mortality in s-methoprene-treated pools, suggesting that s-methoprene field trials based solely on emergence inhibition of pupae may underestimate the efficacy of this insecticide...
  15. ncbi request reprint Spatial-temporal analysis of Ross River virus disease patterns in Queensland, Australia
    Michelle L Gatton
    Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health and Nutrition, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Herston, Queensland 4029, Australia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 71:629-35. 2004
    ..This analysis highlights the variability in Ross River virus disease notification rates across Queensland, and provides a robust method for identifying disease outbreaks...
  16. ncbi request reprint Quality assurance of aerial applications of larvicides for mosquito control: effects of granule and catch tray size on field monitoring programs
    Tanya L Russell
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research and Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health, P O Royal Brisbane Hospital, Herston, Brisbane, Queensland 4029, Australia
    J Econ Entomol 102:507-14. 2009
    ..Our improved methods for monitoring the distribution pattern of aerially applied granular insecticides can be adapted for use by both public health and agricultural contractors...
  17. ncbi request reprint Development of a framework for evaluating the sustainability of community-based dengue control projects
    Tran T Tuyet Hanh
    Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health, University of Queensland and Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 80:312-8. 2009
    ..The framework offers a practical tool for assessing sustainability, and is amenable to adaptation for specific interventions without compromising the framework as a whole...
  18. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of VectoBac (Bacillus thuringiensis variety israelensis) formulations for mosquito control in Australia
    Tanya L Russell
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research and University of Queensland Australian Center for International and Tropical Health and Nutrition, P O Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland 4029, Australia
    J Econ Entomol 96:1786-91. 2003
    ..008 ppm WG and 0.04 ppm 12AS and above produced significant larval control (> or = 96%) at 48 h posttreatment, with no residual control at week 1. Water quality was not affected by treatment with either formulation...
  19. pmc Community-based control of Aedes aegypti by using Mesocyclops in southern Vietnam
    Vu Sinh Nam
    General Department of Preventive Medicine and Environmental Health, Ministry of Health, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 86:850-9. 2012
    ..At the completion of the formal project, sustainability funds were set up to provide each commune with the financial means to ensure that community-based dengue control activities continued...
  20. ncbi request reprint Ross River virus disease in Australia, 1886-1998, with analysis of risk factors associated with outbreaks
    Louise A Kelly-Hope
    Infectious Diseases and Immunology Division, Queensland Institute of Medical Research and the University of Queensland, Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health and Nutrition, Post Office Royal Brisbane Hospital, QLD 4029, Australia
    J Med Entomol 41:133-50. 2004
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  21. ncbi request reprint Efficacy of residual insecticide Biflex AquaMax applied as barrier treatments for managing mosquito populations in suburban residential properties in southeast Queensland
    Timothy P Hurst
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research, P O Royal Brisbane Hospital, QLD 4029, Australia
    J Med Entomol 49:1021-6. 2012
    ..Bioassays revealed that the product gave better residual mortality when applied to vegetation (94.6 +/- 11.8%) than wooden surfaces (75.9 +/- 29.1%) during the 8-wk posttreatment period...
  22. pmc Effects of Beauveria bassiana on survival, blood-feeding success, and fecundity of Aedes aegypti in laboratory and semi-field conditions
    Jonathan M Darbro
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Australia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 86:656-64. 2012
    ..Beauveria bassiana can kill and may reduce biting of Ae. aegypti in semi-field conditions and in the laboratory. These results further support the use of B. bassiana as a potential biocontrol agent against Ae. aegypti...
  23. ncbi request reprint Environmental predictors of Ross River virus disease outbreaks in Queensland, Australia
    Michelle L Gatton
    Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health and Nutrition, Queensland Institute of Medical Research and the University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 72:792-9. 2005
    ..Identification of factors leading to RRV disease outbreaks will help local authorities identify periods of high risk, optimizing the provision of additional mosquito control measures...
  24. pmc Proteomic biomarkers for ageing the mosquito Aedes aegypti to determine risk of pathogen transmission
    Leon E Hugo
    Mosquito Control Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    PLoS ONE 8:e58656. 2013
    ....
  25. pmc Habitat characteristics and eggshell distribution of the salt marsh mosquito, Aedes vigilax, in marshes in subtropical Eastern Australia
    Pat E R Dale
    Griffith School of Environment, Griffith University, Nathan, Brisbane, Australia
    J Insect Sci 8:1-8. 2008
    ..For example, increased sea level may lead to low marsh conditions extending into higher marsh area with implications for oviposition and numbers of eggshells...
  26. doi request reprint Melanotaenia duboulayi influence oviposition site selection by Culex annulirostris (Diptera: Culicidae) and Aedes notoscriptus (Diptera: Culicidae) but not Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae)
    Timothy P Hurst
    Mosquito Control Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health and the University of Queensland, PO Royal Brisbane Hospital, Brisbane, Queensland 4029, Australia
    Environ Entomol 39:545-51. 2010
    ..This suggests a volatile substance, however, the exact nature of the kairomone/s has not been identified...
  27. ncbi request reprint Spatial statistical analysis of adult mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) counts: an example using light trap data, in Redland Shire, Southeastern Queensland, Australia
    Peter A Ryan
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research and Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health and Nutrition, Brisbane QLD 4029, Australia
    J Med Entomol 41:1143-56. 2004
    ..Definition of geographic areas with consistently high or low numbers of vectors may allow control activities to be focused in areas with the greatest risk of arbovirus transmission...
  28. ncbi request reprint The risk of Ross River and Barmah Forest virus disease in Queensland: implications for New Zealand
    Louise A Kelly-Hope
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research and the Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health and Nutrition, University of Queensland
    Aust N Z J Public Health 26:69-77. 2002
    ..To describe the incidence of Ross River (RR) and Barmah Forest (BF) virus disease in Queensland and determine the risk of importation of RR virus from Queensland into New Zealand (NZ) via viraemic travellers...
  29. pmc High household economic burden caused by hospitalization of patients with severe dengue fever cases in Can Tho province, Vietnam
    Pham Thi Tam
    Can Tho University of Medicine and Pharmacy, Can Tho City, Vietnam
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 87:554-8. 2012
    ..Approximately 72.9% indicated that the cost of supporting a dengue patient had impacted on the family economy, with the loss averaging 36% of the annual income in the lowest economic quartile...
  30. pmc The use of transcriptional profiles to predict adult mosquito age under field conditions
    Peter E Cook
    School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland 4072, Australia
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 103:18060-5. 2006
    ..The method is based on genes that display age-dependent expression in a range of dipteran insects and, as such, is likely to be broadly applicable to other disease vectors...
  31. ncbi request reprint Investigation of cuticular hydrocarbons for determining the age and survivorship of australasian mosquitoes
    Leon E Hugo
    Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health and Nutrition, and Mosquito Control Laboratory, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 74:462-74. 2006
    ..However, if only 10% of the population is estimated to be >/= 9 days old, 500 mosquitoes would need to be analyzed for the survival rate estimate to be of equivalent accuracy...
  32. ncbi request reprint Risk of mosquito-borne epidemic polyarthritis disease among international visitors to Queensland, Australia
    Louise A Kelly-Hope
    Infectious Diseases and Immunology Division, Queensland Institute of Medical Research, Herston, Queensland, Australia
    J Travel Med 9:211-3. 2002
  33. pmc Effect of Wolbachia on replication of West Nile virus in a mosquito cell line and adult mosquitoes
    Mazhar Hussain
    Australian Infectious Disease Research Centre, School of Biological Sciences, The University of Queensland, St Lucia, Queensland, Australia
    J Virol 87:851-8. 2013
    ....
  34. doi request reprint Increased container-breeding mosquito risk owing to drought-induced changes in water harvesting and storage in Brisbane, Australia
    Brendan J Trewin
    Mosquito Control Laboratory, QIMR Berghofer Institute of Medical Research, 300 Herston Road, Brisbane, QLD 4006, Australia
    Int Health 5:251-8. 2013
    ..Aedes notoscriptus is a container-breeding mosquito vector of Ross River and Barmah Forest viruses...
  35. pmc Epitope-blocking enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay for detection of antibodies to Ross River virus in vertebrate sera
    Nidia M M Oliveira
    Arbovirus Surveillance and Research Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, The University of Western Australia, Nedlands
    Clin Vaccine Immunol 13:814-7. 2006
    ..This ELISA provides an alternative method for the serodiagnosis of RRV infections...
  36. ncbi request reprint Elimination of dengue by community programs using Mesocyclops(Copepoda) against Aedes aegypti in central Vietnam
    Sinh Nam Vu
    National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, Hanoi, Vietnam
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 72:67-73. 2005
    ..Since we had similar success in northern Vietnam from 1998 to 2000, this study demonstrates that this control model is broadly acceptable and achievable at community level but vigilance is required post-project to prevent reinfestation...
  37. ncbi request reprint Quantitative evaluation of funnel traps for sampling immature Aedes aegypti from water storage jars
    Vu S Nam
    National Institute of Hygiene and Epidemiology, 1 Yersin Street, Hanoi 10000, Vietnam
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 19:220-7. 2003
    ..aegypti in jars, under some conditions funnel traps may be more acceptable than nets, because some householders object to the increased turbidity associated with net sampling in jars...
  38. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of Melanotaenia duboulayi (Atheriniformes: Melanotaeniidae), Hypseleotris galli (Perciformes: Eleotridae), and larvicide VectoLex WG (Bacillus sphaericus) for integrated control of Culex annulirostris
    Timothy P Hurst
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research and the University of Queensland, Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health and Nutrition, PO Royal Brisbane Hospital, Australia
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 22:418-25. 2006
    ..The delayed reduction of Cx. annulirostris immatures in ponds stocked with fish alone, and the recolonization by Cx. annulirostris in ponds after treatment with B. sphaericus, did not occur when both treatments were combined...
  39. ncbi request reprint Laboratory evaluation of the predation efficacy of native Australian fish on Culex annulirostris (Diptera: Culicidae)
    Timothy P Hurst
    Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health and Nutrition at the Queensland Institute of Medical Research, PO Royal Brisbane Hospital, Queensland 4029, Australia
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 20:286-91. 2004
    ..Based on these data, M. duboulayi, H. compressa, and A. marianus warrant further investigation as biological control agents in pilot field trials...
  40. ncbi request reprint Role of Verrallina funerea (Diptera: Culicidae) in transmission of Barmah Forest virus and Ross River virus in coastal areas of eastern Australia
    Jason A L Jeffery
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research and University of Queensland, Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health and Nutrition, P O Royal Brisbane Hospital, Queensland 4029, Australia
    J Med Entomol 43:1239-47. 2006
    ....
  41. ncbi request reprint Differences in climatic factors between Ross River virus disease outbreak and nonoutbreak years
    Louise A Kelly-Hope
    Infectious Diseases and Immunology Division, Queensland Institute of Medical Research and the University of Queensland, School of Population Health, Herston QLD 4029, Australia
    J Med Entomol 41:1116-22. 2004
    ..More detailed research is imperative if we are to optimize the surveillance and control of epidemic polyarthritic disease in Australia...
  42. ncbi request reprint Itching bites may limit Ross River virus infection
    Peter A Ryan
    Med J Aust 178:144. 2003
  43. ncbi request reprint Laboratory evaluation of the effect of alternative prey and vegetation on predation of Culex annulirostris immatures by Australian native fish species
    Timothy P Hurst
    Queensland Institute of Medical Research and the University of Queensland, Australian Centre for International and Tropical Health and Nutrition, PO Royal Brisbane Hospital, Australia
    J Am Mosq Control Assoc 22:412-7. 2006
    ..annulirostris remained greater than that of other fish species tested. When evaluated at varying densities of simulated vegetation, predation rates of all fish species were similar to those reported in open conditions...