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International Journal of Tropical Insect Science

, Volume 2, Issue 3, pp 163–166 | Cite as

A Note on the Distribution of Aedes (Diceromyia) Furcifer/Taylori, A Yellow Fever Vector, in the Gambia

  • G. R. Port
  • T. J. Wilkes
  • Joan H. Bryan
Article

Abstract

Following the 1978 epidemic of yellow fever in The Gambia, the distribution of the potential vector, Aedes (Diceromyia) furcifer/taylori group, was studied during the 1979 rainy season. Evening biting catches conducted in villages throughout the country revealed that A. furcifer/taylori was the most abundant vector biting man in the east of the country where the 1979 epidemic had its focus. Taxonomic studies showed that only A. furcifer and not A. taylori was present.

Key Words

Aedes furcifer/taylori The Gambia yellow fever 

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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. R. Port
    • 1
  • T. J. Wilkes
    • 2
  • Joan H. Bryan
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Zoology and Applied EntomologyImperial College at Silwood ParkAscotUK
  2. 2.School of Biological SciencesUniversity of SussexFalmer, SussexUK
  3. 3.MRC LaboratoriesFajaraBanjulGambia

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