Aedes albopictus in the United States: ten-year presence and public health implications.

@article{Moore1997AedesAI,
  title={Aedes albopictus in the United States: ten-year presence and public health implications.},
  author={Chester G. Moore and Carl Mitchell},
  journal={Emerging Infectious Diseases},
  year={1997},
  volume={3},
  pages={329 - 334}
}
Since its discovery in Houston, Texas, in 1987, the Asian "tiger mosquito" Aedes albopictus has spread to 678 counties in 25 states. This species, which readily colonizes container habitats in the peridomestic environment, was probably introduced into the continental United States in shipments of scrap tires from northern Asia. The early pattern of dispersal followed the interstate highway system, which suggests further dispersal by human activities. The Public Health Service Act of 1988… CONTINUE READING
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