What is it about?
Mexico City is free of mosquito-borne diseases. However, the presence of other potential disease vectors and the current sporadic introduction of Aedes aegypti have shown that the city is at risk. In this study, we present an updated species list from five years of vector surveillance in the city. A total of 18,553 mosquito larvae were collected. Twenty-two species from the genus Culex, Aedes, Culiseta, Anopheles, Lutzia, and Uranotaenia were observed. Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus were collected as eggs only. Ae. albopictus was reported for the first time in the city.
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Why is it important?
Mexico City is at risk. This study provides a starting point for developing strategies related to environmental management for mosquito control and mosquito-borne diseases.
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This page is a summary of: Urban and semi-urban mosquitoes of Mexico City: A risk for endemic mosquito-borne disease transmission, PLoS ONE, March 2019, PLOS, DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0212987.
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El mosquito del dengue en la Ciudad de México
Mexico City (CDMX) continues to be free of vector-borne diseases (VBDs) (e.g. dengue, Zika, chikungunya). However, recent evidence has shown a current intermittent presence of Ae. aegypti eggs in urban areas of the city. From 2015 to 2018, 378 organisms were identified as Ae. aegypti. 76 positive ovitraps were collected in 50 different places along11 boroughs of the city. The northeast area exhibited the highest number of positive traps
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