Population genetics and vector competence of Aedes aegypti in West Africa
The mosquito, Ae. aegypti is the primary vector for all four serotypes of dengue (DENV 1-4) and yellow fever viruses worldwide. Dengue remains an important public health problem with an estimated 390 million cases per year and yellow fever outbreaks are still continuously reported even though a safe and effective vaccine exists. Aedes aegypti (L) is found globally in tropical and sub-tropical climates and exists as two subspecies: Ae. aegypti aegypti (Aaa) and Ae. aegypti formosus (Aaf) which have previously been defined by the presence or absence of scales on the first abdominal tergite. This ...
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