Encyclopedia of Parasitology

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Aedes albopictus

  • Heinz Mehlhorn
Living reference work entry
DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27769-6_73-2
This so-called Asian tiger mosquito (Fig. 1) is one of the vectors of the chikungunya and dengue fevers – has started successfully a passive spread across the globe in recent times of total globalization of goods via ships and airplanes. Originally it was native to South-East Asia, but it is now found in the USA, Latin America, Africa, Europe, and on islands in the Pacific and Indian Oceans. Thus many countries have established special surveillance programs fearing that these mosquitoes might be involved in outbreaks of dengue fever in their new homelands (Fig. 2).


Indian Ocean Recent Time Surveillance Program Dengue Fever Asian Tiger 
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Further Reading

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  3. Kamgang B et al (2011) Insecticide susceptibility of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus in Central Africa. Vectors 4:79–83CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  4. Richards SL et al (2012) Vector competence of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus for dengue virus in the Florida keys. J Med Entomol 48:942–946CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Werner D et al (2012) Two invasive mosquito species trapped in South-West Germany. Eurosurveillance 17:20067PubMedGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

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