Official launch of GCGH field cage in Nha Trang, central Vietnam

A purpose built GCGH field cage for studying the survivorship of Aedes aegypti under field conditions in Vietnam was officially launched during a field visit by GCGH project partners. The field cage was specifically designed to recreate the peri-domestic environment in which Aedes aegypti mosquitoes live, and includes a two bedroom house typical of those in central Vietnam, and also water storage jars which are key breeding sites for Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. Current experiments aim to validate age grading methodologies on local strains of Aedes aegypti, and then use these tools to define mosquito longevity under field conditions.