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A Wolbachia Symbiont in Aedes aegypti Limits Infection with Dengue, Chikungunya, and Plasmodium
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It is suggested that this Wolbachia-mediated pathogen interference may work synergistically with the life-shortening strategy proposed previously to provide a powerful approach for the control of insect transmitted diseases. Expand
Effects of temperature and larval diet on development rates and survival of the dengue vector Aedes aegypti in north Queensland, Australia
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Immature development times, survival rates and adult size (wing‐lengths) of the mosquito Aedes aegypti (L.) were studied in the laboratory at temperatures of 10–40°C and inversely related to temperature. Expand
Aedes aegypti survival and dispersal estimated by mark-release-recapture in northern Australia.
  • L. E. Muir, B. Kay
  • Biology, Medicine
  • The American journal of tropical medicine and…
  • 1 March 1998
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The frequency of recaptures at certain trap locations suggested that shade, wind, and the availability of hosts affected the distribution of Ae. Expand
The Premise Condition Index: a tool for streamlining surveys of Aedes aegypti.
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The Premise Condition Index is proposed as a rapid assessment tool that can increase efficiency of detecting positive premises and containers by 270-370% and could be used as a model for control of vectors of both dengue and yellow fever. Expand
Control of aedes vectors of dengue in three provinces of Vietnam by use of Mesocyclops (Copepoda) and community-based methods validated by entomologic, clinical, and serological surveillance.
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Variable dengue attack rates made the clinical and serological comparison of control and untreated communes problematic, but these data indicate that clinical surveillance by itself is inadequate to monitor d Dengue transmission. Expand
Ross River Virus Disease in Australia, 1886–1998, with Analysis of Risk Factors Associated with Outbreaks
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Heterogeneity predisposing outbreaks supports the notion that there are different RR epidemiologies throughout Australia but also suggests that generic parameters for the prediction and control of outbreaks are of limited use at a local level. Expand
Eradication of Aedes aegypti from a village in Vietnam, using copepods and community participation.
In northern Vietnam, copepods of the genus Mesocyclops were used for biological control of Aedes aegypti, the principal vector of dengue viruses, by inoculation into wells, large cement tanks,Expand
New strategy against Aedes aegypti in Vietnam
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Findings suggest that this mosquito control strategy is sustainable in Vietnam and applicable where the major sources of A aegypti are large water storage containers. Expand
Understanding productivity, a key to Aedes aegypti surveillance.
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It is demonstrated that there is a certain degree of stability with regard to positive premises and that some of these, or some container types, contribute disproportionately to the Ae. Expand
Environmental predictors of Ross River virus disease outbreaks in Queensland, Australia.
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Investigation of the relationship between local RRV disease outbreaks and standardized rainfall and temperature data in Queensland highlights the sensitive relationship between virus prevalence, mosquito bionomics, and climate, illustrating that critical climatic factors differ depending on underlying environmental conditions. Expand
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