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Culex

 [ku´leks]
a genus of mosquitoes found throughout the world; many species transmit various disease-producing agents, e.g., microfilariae, sporozoa, and viruses.

Culex

(kū'leks),
A genus of mosquitoes (family Culicidae) including over 2000 species. Largely tropical but worldwide in distribution; they are vectors for a number of diseases of humans and of domestic and wild animals and birds.
[L. gnat]

Culex

/Cu·lex/ (ku´leks) a genus of mosquitoes found throughout the world, many species of which are vectors of disease-producing organisms.

culex

(kyo͞o′lĕks′)
n. pl. cu·lices (-lĭ-sēz′)
Any of various mosquitoes of the genus Culex, which includes the common house mosquito (C. pipiens) and species that spread diseases such as West Nile virus. Also called culex mosquito.

Culex

[koo′leks]
a genus of humpbacked mosquitoes (Culicidae). It includes species that transmit viral encephalitis and filariasis. Culex pipiens is the most widely distributed mosquito globally.

Cu·lex

(kū'leks)
A genus of mosquitoes including over 2000 species. Largely tropical but worldwide in distribution; they are vectors for a number of diseases of humans and of domestic and wild animals and birds.
[L. gnat]

Culex

a genus of mosquitoes found throughout the world; cause insect worry and many species transmit various infectious agents, e.g. microfilariae, apicomplexan parasites and viruses, such as those of Japanese encephalitis and equine encephalomyelitis.

Culex pipiens
transmits the virus of fowlpox.
Culex pipiens quinquefasciatus
a serious pest of poultry and carrier of a number of poultry diseases.
Culex tarsalis
transmits western equine encephalomyelitis.
Culex tritaeniohynchus
transmits Japanese encephalitis virus.
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There is global demand for natural insecticides with applications for the Culex mosquito in order to limit transmission of the virus.
CO2 emitted in human breath is the main attractant for the Culex mosquito to find people, aiding the transmission of these deadly diseases.
The culex mosquito, which spreads the virus, is found on the south coast and in East Anglia.
It is transmitted through the bite of the culex mosquito that has previously bitten a hog or a duck.
It is spread by the culex mosquito, found on the south coast and in East Anglia, and has already been discovered in birds.
Japanese encephalitis, on other hand, is spread by culex mosquito.
WNV is amplified enzootically among several passeriform bird species within concurrent rural and urban cycles and is tangentially transmitted to humans by several Culex mosquito species (2).
Intensify Culex mosquito larval mapping and control measures to prevent the emergence of adult mosquitoes that would feed on birds and potentially contribute to viral amplification in or near populated areas.
Intensify local and regional Culex mosquito larval control to prevent the emergence of adult mosquitoes that feed on birds and may contribute to the virus amplification/transmission cycle.