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Aedes

 [a-e´dēz]
a genus of mosquitoes, including approximately 600 species. A. aegyp´ti transmits the causative organisms of yellow fever and dengue. A. triseria´tus transmits La Crosse encephalitis.

Aedes

(ā-ē'dēz),
A widespread genus of small mosquitoes frequently found in tropic and subtropic regions.
[G. aēdēs, unpleasant, unfriendly]

Aedes

/Ae·des/ (a-e´dēz) a genus of mosquitoes, including approximately 600 species; some are vectors of disease, others are pests. It includes A. aegyp´ti, a vector of yellow fever and dengue.

aedes

(ā-ē′dēz)
n. pl. aedes
Any of various mosquitoes of the genus Aëdes, including A. aegypti, which transmits diseases such as yellow fever and dengue.

a·e′dine (-dīn, -dēn) adj.

Aedes

[ā·ē′dēz]
Etymology: Gk, aedes, unpleasant
a genus of mosquito prevalent in tropical and subtropical regions. Several species are capable of transmitting pathogenic organisms to humans, including dengue fever, equine encephalitis, St. Louis encephalitis, tularemia, and yellow fever.

A·e·des

(ā-ē'dēz)
A widespread genus of small mosquitoes frequently found in tropic and subtropic regions; various species are vectors for yellow fever, dengue, and other human diseases.
[G. aēdēs, unpleasant, unfriendly]

Aedes

A genus of mosquito of which the best know species is A. aegypti , which transmits the organisms causing YELLOW FEVER and DENGUE.

Aedes

a genus of the family Culicidae, the mosquitoes, and known to transmit the Plasmodium spp. causing bird malaria, and the viruses of Rift Valley fever and Japanese B encephalitis. Some species are vectors of equine encephalomyelitis virus. Dirofilaria immitis uses Aedes spp. as intermediate hosts for the development of microfilariae. Also cause insect worry in animals and vicious species, e.g. A. vigilax, may cause fatalities amongst puppies and piglets.
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From June 20 to September 13, entomologists and their staff covered an average of 732 houses per day and checked 2,758 water containers for the presence of Aedes larvae.
Dengue fever, which is transmitted only by female Aedes mosquitoes, is common in tropical Asia and South America.
Aedes albopictus, an invasive species from Asia, is now the most dominant container species in the southeastern United States and has been found to be a strong competitor against many resident container mosquitoes.
The individual time budgets for each of the three species studied, Anopheles stephensi (Table 2), Aedes albopictus (Table 3) and Culex pipiens (Table 4) showed significant differences in the mean time spent in some behavioural states but not in others.
Thus bromeliads may be an important biological barrier to protect humans from the Aedes aegypti mosquitoes.
Study of distribution, adult and breeding habitats and seasonal rhythms of vector species belonging to Aedes group and association of these parameters with water storing habitats of people of an area during a season, is the important baseline work need to be accomplished for each specific socio-ecological setting existing in India.