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Aedes aegypti,
yellow fever mosquito

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Taxonomic lineage

cellular organisms - Eukaryota - Fungi/Metazoa group - Metazoa - Eumetazoa - Bilateria - Coelomata - Protostomia - Panarthropoda - Arthropoda - Mandibulata - Pancrustacea - Hexapoda - Insecta - Dicondylia - Pterygota - Neoptera - Endopterygota - Diptera - Nematocera - Culicimorpha - Culicoidea - Culicidae - Culicinae - Culicini - Aedes/Ochlerotatus group - Aedes - Stegomyia - Aedes aegypti

Brief facts

Life cycle of A. aegypti

Life Cycle Stages

Life cycle can be completed in 1.5-3 weeks.

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Aedes in Pubmed

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Appendix: selected articles

Melissa Lee Phillips. Dengue Reborn: Widespread Resurgence of a Resilient Vector Environ Health Perspect. 2008 September; 116(9): A382–A388.

Dengue mosquitoes in urban habitat
Dengue is transmitted by mosquitoes that have become perfectly adapted to the urban environment. Areas where there is poor sanitation and overcrowding (such as Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, above and below) are ripe for epidemics. According to the Brazilian Ministry of Health, Rio was the site of about half the dengue cases in an epidemic that swept this country in spring 2008.

Aedes aegypti
Aedes aegypti, the primary vector for dengue, has become perfectly adapted to the urban environment. In the wake of discontinued eradication efforts, Ae. aegypti has reinfested nearly every region from which it was eliminated.

Map model of Dengue infection
Scientists recently modeled the estimated baseline population at risk for dengue infection in 1990 (A) and in 2085 (B) using climate data for 1961–1990 and projections for humidity change—a function of climate change—for 2080–2100. Ranges above indicate percentage of the population at risk: 0–10%, 10–20%, etc. However, many scientists do not agree that climate change will appreciably alter the risk of dengue. Source: Hales S, et al. 2002. Potential effect of population and climate changes on global distribution of dengue fever: an empirical model. Lancet 360:830–834.

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Khun S and Manderson L. Community and School-Based Health Education for Dengue Control in Rural Cambodia: A Process Evaluation PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2007 December; 1(3): e143.

Dengue fever prevention and control measures.
Dengue fever prevention and control measures.

How to control the tiger mosquito dengue fever vector.
How to control the tiger mosquito dengue fever vector.

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