Vector competence of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) for dengue virus in the Florida Keys.

@article{Richards2012VectorCO,
  title={Vector competence of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) for dengue virus in the Florida Keys.},
  author={Stephanie L. Richards and Sheri L. Anderson and Barry W Alto},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  year={2012},
  volume={49 4},
  pages={
          942-6
        }
}
In 2009-2011, Monroe County in southern Florida experienced locally acquired and traveler-imported focal dengue outbreaks. Aedes aegypti (L.) is the primary vector of dengue virus (DENV) worldwide, is prevalent in Monroe County, and is the suspected vector in Florida. Ae. albopictus (Skuse) is also known to be an important vector of DENV and this species is ubiquitous in Florida; however, it is not yet established in Monroe County. Florida Ae. aegypti (Key West and Stock Island geographic… CONTINUE READING

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