Genetic evidence for a worldwide chaotic dispersion pattern of the arbovirus vector, Aedes albopictus

  title={Genetic evidence for a worldwide chaotic dispersion pattern of the arbovirus vector, Aedes albopictus},
  author={Mos{\`e} Manni and Carmela Rosalba Guglielmino and Francesca Scolari and Anubis Vega-R{\'u}a and Anna-Bella Failloux and Pradya Somboon and Antonella Lisa and Grazia Savini and Mariangela Bonizzoni and Ludvik M. Gomulski and Anna Rodolfa Malacrida and Giuliano Gasperi},
  booktitle={PLoS neglected tropical diseases},
BACKGROUND Invasive species represent a global concern for their rapid spread and the possibility of infectious disease transmission. This is the case of the global invader Aedes albopictus, the Asian tiger mosquito. This species is a vector of medically important arboviruses, notably chikungunya (CHIKV), dengue (DENV) and Zika (ZIKV). The reconstruction of the complex colonization pattern of this mosquito has great potential for mitigating its spread and, consequently, disease risks… CONTINUE READING
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