Unusual developing sites of dengue vectors and potential epidemiological implications

Dieng, H. and Saifur, R.G.M. and Ahmad, A.H. and Salmah, M.R.C. and Aziz, A.T. and Satho, T. and Miake, F. and Jaal, Z. and AbuBakar, Sazaly and 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, DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/S2221-1691(12)60047-1.

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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
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 01:29
Last Modified: 13 Feb 2019 08:31
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/3907

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