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Mosquito Vectors Aedes to Zika

Hi all,

I am starting this iNaturalist project to gather all the observations of medically important mosquito species into one place. For now let's focus on Aedes mosquitoes responsible for the expanding Zika epidemic now declared a public health emergency. The primary species to worry about is the Yellow-fever Mosquito, Aedes aegypti.

Also of concern is the more widespread Asian Tiger Mosquito, Aedes albopictus. Other mosquito genera that vector significant human pathogens will be hi-lit here: Anopheles, Culex, Culiseta, Haemagogus and Ochlerotatus.

We will happily host any mosquito species record as well because it important to understand which species are not a problem for humans, so generally improving the understanding of the status and distribution of non-vector species is also important.

Please see the project that has been running for a while to get more ...more ↓

Posted on February 03, 2016 20:18 by cydno cydno | 2 comments | Leave a comment

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Mosquitoes that transmit pathogens between hosts are known as vectors* of disease. The purpose of this project is to learn about and track mosquitoes that transmit significant human pathogens. By arming yourself with knowledge starting with understanding the species of mosquitoes you are likely to encounter and ideally identifying species you do encounter you can begin to reduce the ...more ↓

Mini cydno created this project on February 03, 2016
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