Carla Sousa

Carla A. SousaCarla Sousa

Instituto de Higiene e Medicina Tropical

Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal.

Role and main activities in AIMCOST

-Deputy leader of WG2

Short Bio:

Carla A. Sousa is Assistant Professor at the Medical Parasitology Unit of IHMT/UNL, since 2008. She has developed studies on the bio-ecology, systematics, genetics and control of disease vectors, particularly mosquitoes. Has both teaching and research (laboratorial and field work) experience in Portugal and in Portuguese speaking countries: Brazil, Macau, Angola, Cabo Verde São Tomé e Príncipe and Guinea-Bissau. Acted as a consultant for Madeira Health authorities between 2012 and 2016, and as WHO consultant during Mozambique´s Dengue outbreak (2014). From 2012 to 2015 was member of the consultancy board of Ministry of Health of Portugal as a specialist in vector-borne diseases. ResearcherID:

Five recent and relevant publications


  1. Seixas G., Grigoraki L., Weetman D., Vicente J.L., Silva A.C., Pinto J., Vontas J., Sousa C.A. (2017). Insecticide resistance is mediated by multiple mechanisms in recently introduced Aedes aegypti from Madeira Island (Portugal). PLOS Neglected Diseases: 11(7), e005799
  2. Jupille H., Seixas G., Mousson L., Sousa C.A., Failloux A.B. (2016). Zika virus, a new threat for Europe? PLOS Neglected Diseases 10(8), e0004901
  3. Nazareth T.L., Sousa C.A., Porto G., Gonçalves L., Seixas G., Antunes L., Silva A.C., Teodósio R. (2015). Impact of a dengue outbreak experience in the preventive perceptions of the community from a temperate region: Madeira Island, Portugal. PLOS Neglected Diseases 9(3):e0003395. doi: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0003395.
  4. Capinha C., Rocha J., Sousa C.A. (2014). Macroclimate Determines the Global Range Limit of Aedes aegypti. Ecohealth. 11: 420-428. DOI: 10.1007/s10393-014-0918-y
  5. Richard P., Sousa C.A., Sakuntabhai A., Devine G. (2014) Mosquito control might not bolster imperfect dengue vaccines. Lancet, 384: 1747-1748.