Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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Aedes japonicus japonicus

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_4535-1

This mosquito, which is known in Asia as vector of the agents of the so-called Japanese encephalitis, is recently spreading worldwide. Since this species favors breeding sites in water barrels close to human houses, it endangers humans. It was proven to survive even in rather rough climates such as in Germany, thus a worldwide expansion can be expected in the next decades due to ongoing and expanding transportation of goods during the recent times of intense globalization.


Recent Time Japanese Encephalitis Worldwide Expansion Human House 
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Further Reading

  1. Huber K et al (2014) Distribution and genetic structure of Aedes japonicus japonicus populations (Diptera: Culicidae) in Germany. Parasitol Res 113:3201–3210CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  2. Werner D, Kampen H (2013) The further spread of Aedes japonicus japonicus towards Northern Germany. Parasitol Res 112:3665–3668CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Institut für Zoomorphologie, Zellbiologie und ParasitologieHeinrich-Heine-UniversitätDüsseldorfGermany