Unusual developing sites of dengue vectors and potential epidemiological implications

Dieng, H.; Saifur, R.G.M.; Ahmad, A.H.; Salmah, M.R.C.; Aziz, A.T.; Satho, T.; Miake, F.; Jaal, Z.; Abubakar, S.; Morales, R.E. (2012) Unusual developing sites of dengue vectors and potential epidemiological implications. Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine, 2 (3). pp. 228-232. ISSN 2221-1691

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    Objective: To identify the unusual breeding sites of two dengue vectors, i.e. Aedes albopictus (Ae. albopictus) and Aedes aegypti (Ae. aegypti). Methods: During the second half of 2010, we performed an occasional survey in rural (Teluk Tempoyak) and urban (Gelugor) areas ofPenang Island, Malaysia, to identify cryptic breeding sites. Results: In the rural area, we found heterogeneous immature stages of Ae. albopictus in the water bowl of an encaged bird. We also observed Ae. aegypti eggs deposited in the flush tank of a toilet in the urban area. Conclusions:It can be concluded that both breeding patterns can increase contact with hosts (humans and birds) and presumably population densities of Ae. albopictus and Ae. aegyp

    Item Type: Article
    Journal or Publication Title: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine
    Additional Information: Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine Building, University of Malaya, 50603 Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA
    Uncontrolled Keywords: Breeding sites; Aedes albopictus; Bird; Aedes aegypti; Toilet; Epidemiological implications
    Subjects: R Medicine
    Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
    Depositing User: Miss Malisa Diana
    Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2012 09:29
    Last Modified: 08 Nov 2012 09:29
    URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/3907

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