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Competition and resistance to starvation in larvae of container‐inhabiting Aedes mosquitoes
Hypotheses about declining populations of container‐inhabiting Aedes mosquitoes following the invasion by additional species were tested and found to be false. Expand
Venezuelan equine encephalitis.
Although epizootic VEEV strains are opportunistic in their use of mosquito vectors, the most widespread outbreaks appear to involve specific adaptation to Ochlerotatus taeniorhynchus, themost common vector in many coastal areas. Expand
Editorial: Towards a global dengue research agenda
In the early years of the 21st century the authors are collectively failing to meet the threat posed by dengue as the disease spreads unabated and almost 40% of the worlds population now live at risk of contracting it. Expand
Population Dynamics of Aedes aegypti and Dengue as Influenced by Weather and Human Behavior in San Juan, Puerto Rico
Previous studies on the influence of weather on Aedes aegypti dynamics in Puerto Rico suggested that rainfall was a significant driver of immature mosquito populations and dengue incidence, butExpand
Ecological Factors Influencing Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) Productivity in Artificial Containers in Salinas, Puerto Rico
It is interpreted that food limitation or competition existed in a number of containers and to a lesser extent, there was lack of negative larval density effects in containers with a larger water volume and lower temperature, where emerging females were not under nutritional stress. Expand
Use of the CDC Autocidal Gravid Ovitrap to Control and Prevent Outbreaks of Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae)
The effectiveness of the novel Centers for Disease Control and Prevention autocidal gravid ovitrap (CDC-AGO trap) to control natural populations of Ae. Expand
An improved autocidal gravid ovitrap for the control and surveillance of Aedes aegypti
The AGO-B can be used to efficiently attract and capture gravid Ae. Expand
Food as a limiting factor for Aedes aegypti in water-storage containers.
It was concluded that food limitation or competition is likely to be a regulatory factor in water-storage containers in the urban area and it was recommended that any control measure applied to immature Ae. Expand
Unusual productivity of Aedes aegypti in septic tanks and its implications for dengue control
Septic tanks are likely to be common and widespread in suburban and rural Puerto Rico, where, apparently, they can contribute significantly to the maintenance of island‐wide dengue virus endemicity. Expand
West Nile Virus, Venezuela
Serologic evidence of establishment of WNV in South America is reported and it is hypothesized that ornithophilic mosquitoes (such as some Culex spp.), which are present in the area in consistently high numbers, acquired the virus through hematophagous feeding on recently infected, migrating birds. Expand