Parity and ovarian development of Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in metropolitan Rio de Janeiro.

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Vector blood-feeding frequency, parity, and ovarian development are important factors that can influence pathogen transmission. Parity rates of the dengue vectors Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus were determined from females collected from August 2002 to July 2004 in metropolitan Rio de Janeiro. A high frequency of parous Ae. aegypti (92.9%, n = 550) and Ae… (More)

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