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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

(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.

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]
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But last week state public health experts reported that traps throughout Massachusetts have caught higher than usual numbers of culex mosquitoes, the kind that normally carry the West Nile virus early in the chain of potential mosquito-bird-human transmission.
Limit outdoor activities during the evening and early morning, when Culex mosquitoes are most active.
Thangaraj, "Evaluation of larvicidal activity of biogenic nanoparticles against filariasis causing Culex mosquito vector," Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease, vol.
gularis include the fact that they can be used for the control of both Anopheles and Culex mosquitoes. However, their bio-control efficacy will be most exploited against Anopheles larvae.
The research has strong implications for control of deadly diseases transmitted by Culex mosquitoes such as West Nile virus disease and filariasis, an infectious tropical disease affecting the lymphatic system.
The highest rates of seroconversion among chickens were detected near rice-growing areas, where Culex mosquito activity (mostly Cx.
It is spread by the culex mosquito, found on the south coast and in East Anglia, and has already been discovered in birds.
It is transmitted through the bite of the culex mosquito that has previously bitten a hog or a duck.
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.