Introduction and Establishment of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Managua, Nicaragua.

Autor(es): Belli Alejandro; Arostegui Jorge; Garcia Jorge; Aguilar Carlos; Lugo Emperatriz; Lopez Damaris; Valle Sonia; Lopez Mercedes; Harris Eva; Coloma Josefina

Resumo: Aedes aegypti (L.) is the main vector of dengue virus and more recently chikungunya virus in Latin America. However, the Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus (Skuse, 1894) is expanding its global range and increasing its role in transmission of these diseases. In this report, we suggest that Ae. albopictus was introduced to the Department of Managua, Nicaragua, in 2010 via two independent routes and demonstrate its dissemination and establishment in urban neighborhoods by 2012. The coexistence of two competent vector species could alter the epidemiology of dengue and chikungunya as well as indicate the need for new strategies aimed at vector control.

Palavras-Chave: Aedes albopictus; Nicaragua; Introduction; Dissemination; Dengue

Imprenta: Journal of Medical Entomology, v. 52, n. 4, p. 713-718, 2015

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1093/jme/tjv049.

Descritores: Aedes aegypti - Viral infections ; Aedes aegypti - Virus ; Aedes aegypti - Transmission ; Aedes aegypti - Dengue ; Aedes aegypti - Epidemiology ; Aedes aegypti - Public health

Data de publicação: 2015