Extermination of Aëdes aegypti in Khartoum.

Autor(es): Kirk R

Resumo: IN the note referring to Lewis's paper on mosquitoes and yellow fever in the Sudan which appeared in Nature of August 9, 1947, p. 186, it is stated that the disease has been exterminated from Khartoum as a result of mosquito control measures. This is not entirely correct. Khartoum is some distance north of the northern boundary of the yellow fever endemic area in the Sudan. Yellow fever has never been recorded in Khartoum, and immunity surveys reveal no evidence of the infection having occurred there during the life-time of the present inhabitants. Any suggestion that the disease has ever been identified in Khartoum might greatly increase the confusion of those who are at present devising regulations to prevent the international spread of yellow fever

Palavras-Chave: Bacteria - Culture; Mosquitoes - Eradication

Imprenta: Nature, v. 161, n. 4082, p. 139, 1948

Identificador do objeto digital: https://doi.org/10.1038/161139a0

Descritores: Aedes aegypti - Epidemiology ; Aedes aegypti - Public health

Data de publicação: 1948