Asian tiger mosquito


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Asian tiger mosquito

n.
A mosquito (Aedes albopictus), native to Asia and now distributed worldwide, that transmits dengue, heartworm, and other diseases.
A mosquito of the family Culicidae, which is a vector for dengue fever, dengue haemorrhagic fever, Japanese encephalitis, eastern, western, and Venezuelan encephalitides, LaCrosse encephalitis, and yellow fever viruses
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Testing predictions of displacement of native Aedes by the invasive Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus in Florida, USA.
Aedes albopictus - aka the Asian tiger mosquito - is as far north as Los Angeles.
How far Zika can spread in temperate regions of the Americas, Europe, and Asia depends on the spreading or vector efficiency of a second Aedes species, the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus.
This mutation was found to enable CHIKV variants to be efficiently transmitted by the Asian tiger mosquito Ae.
The Asian tiger mosquito, or Aedes albopictus, drinks blood to survive and lives in a variety of climates.
Colonization and development of the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) in the purple pitcher plant (Sarracenia purpurea).
The report says suitable habitat for the Asian Tiger Mosquito, which can transmit West Nile virus and other diseases, is expected to increase dramatically by the end of the decade.
Aedes aegypti is the primary vector of dengue (Gubler, 1998) while another species Aedes albopictus (Asian tiger mosquito) acts as a secondary vector, both are involved in the spread of dengue fever in Asia (CDC, 2001).
And for those who have been contacting me about my 'secret' insect repellent, I have also been told that the Asian tiger mosquito could also soon arrive from the Continent.
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