• Publications
  • Influence
Climate change and mosquito-borne disease.
  • P. Reiter
  • Medicine, Geography
    Environmental health perspectives
  • 1 March 2001
TLDR
The histories of three such diseases--malaria, yellow fever, and dengue--reveal that climate has rarely been the principal determinant of their prevalence or range; human activities and their impact on local ecology have generally been much more significant.
Aedes albopictus in North America: probable introduction in used tires from northern Asia.
North American strains of Aedes albopictus, an Asian mosquito recently introduced into the Western Hemisphere, exhibit photoperiodic sensitivity and cold-hardiness characteristics similar to strains
Climate variability and change in the United States: potential impacts on vector- and rodent-borne diseases.
TLDR
The tremendous growth in international travel increases the risk of importation of vector-borne diseases, some of which can be transmitted locally under suitable circumstances at the right time of the year, and it is unlikely that these diseases will cause major epidemics in the United States if the public health infrastructure is maintained and improved.
Enhancement of the CDC ovitrap with hay infusions for daily monitoring of Aedes aegypti populations.
An ovitrap containing hay infusion and a second ovitrap adjacent to it containing a 10% dilution of the infusion in tap water together yielded 8 times more Aedes aegypti eggs than single CDC ovitraps
Population genetics with RAPD-PCR markers: the breeding structure of Aedes aegypti in Puerto Rico
TLDR
RAPD-PCR polymorphisms at 57 presumptive loci were used to examine the breeding structure of the mosquito Aedes aegypti in Puerto Rico and demonstrated that small samples inflate FST and linkage disequilibrium.
Dengue Fever, Hawaii, 2001–2002
TLDR
This outbreak underscores the importance of maintaining surveillance and control of potential disease vectors even in the absence of an imminent disease threat.
Aedes albopictus and the world trade in used tires, 1988-1995: the shape of things to come?
  • P. Reiter
  • Medicine, Biology
    Journal of the American Mosquito Control…
  • 1 March 1998
In the decade since used tires were identified as the mode of introduction of Aedes albopictus to the United States, similar infestations have been reported from 10 other countries in the Americas
Vector competence of some French Culex and Aedes mosquitoes for West Nile virus.
TLDR
Culex modestus was found to be an extremely efficient laboratory W NV vector and could thus be considered the main WNV vector in wetlands of the Camargue, and Aedes caspius was an inefficient vector of WNV in the laboratory, and despite its high densities, its role in WNV transmission may be minor in southern France.
Short report: dispersal of Aedes aegypti in an urban area after blood feeding as demonstrated by rubidium-marked eggs.
TLDR
It is suggested that current practice for the control of dengue and yellow fever transmission by focal treatments with insecticides 50-100 meters around presumed or confirmed cases is unlikely to be effective and source reduction may enhance dissemination of virus-infected mosquitoes by reducing the number of available oviposition sites.
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