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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Farajollahi, "Climate change and range expansion of the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) in Northeastern USA: implications for public health practitioners," PLoS ONE, vol.
The Asian tiger mosquito has not been found on the mainland since April last year when it was detected in Perth.
Colonization and development of the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) in the purple pitcher plant (Sarracenia purpurea).
But the Asian tiger mosquito deserves special recognition: It's a vector for a variety of diseases including West Nile virus, yellow fever virus, and dengue fever, and seems to prefer living in close quarters with humans.
albopictus commonly known as Asian tiger mosquito is also a competent vector of many viruses including dengue (CDC, 2001) and Eastern equine encephalitis (Mitchell et al.
albopictus Skuse, known as the Asian tiger mosquito, was the predominant vector.
Aedes albopictus, the Asian tiger mosquito, is one of the most invasive mosquito species known and a vector for at least 22 viruses, including West Nile virus and dengue.
A new study from Penang Island, Malaysia, finds that the Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) is adapting to indoor environments, a factor that could increase vector-host contacts and the population density of the vector, thereby potentially increasing the diseases spread by this vector.
A recent single change in the genetic makeup of the virus has increased the severity of the disease, enabling it to be carried by the Asian tiger mosquito, A.
The Asian tiger mosquito, which can transmit up to 23 infections including dengue fever, has been seen in the Netherlands, according to Chemistry and Industry magazine.
In 1985, the Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus--a known vector for dengue fever, yellow fever, and viral encephalitis--was found to have ridden in a shipment of scrap tires from Japan to the United States.
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