Disease-bearing insects brought in by international aircraft into Singapore.

  title={Disease-bearing insects brought in by international aircraft into Singapore.},
  author={Kee Tai Goh and See Ket Ng and S Kumarapathy},
  journal={The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health},
  volume={16 1},
Fifty-seven (17.3%) of 330 incoming aircraft landing at Changi International Airport were found to harbour mosquitoes and other insects on board. The frequency of insects detected in aircraft from the Southeast Asian countries varied from 7.1% to 32.2%. Live insects were found in 5 (6.1%) of 82 aircraft disinsectized by the "block away" method. The species of mosquitoes brought in were: Culex quinquefasciatus (96), Culex tritaeniorhynchus (1), Aedes albopictus (2) and Aedes aegypti (1). None of… CONTINUE READING

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