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Title: Unusual developing sites of dengue vectors and potential epidemiological implications
Authors: Hamady Dieng
Rahman G.M. Saifur
Abu Hassan Ahmad
M. R. Che Salmah
Al Thbiani Aziz
Tomomitsu Satho
Fumio Miake
Zairi Jaal
Sazaly Abubakar
Ronald Enrique Morales
Universiti Sains Malaysia
Fukuoka University
University of Malaya
Mahidol University
Keywords: Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
Issue Date: 1-Jan-2012
Citation: Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Biomedicine. Vol.2, No.3 (2012), 228-232
Abstract: 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 of Penang 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. aegypti, thereby potentially boosting the risks for spread and transmission of arboviral diseases.
ISSN: 22211691
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2011-2015

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