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of 'Zika virus infection: An overview'

The dengue vector Aedes aegypti: what comes next.
Jansen CC, Beebe NW
Microbes Infect. 2010 Apr;12(4):272-9. Epub 2010 Jan 22.
Aedes aegypti is the urban vector of dengue viruses worldwide. While climate influences the geographical distribution of this mosquito species, other factors also determine the suitability of the physical environment. Importantly, the close association of A. aegypti with humans and the domestic environment allows this species to persist in regions that may otherwise be unsuitable based on climatic factors alone. We highlight the need to incorporate the impact of the urban environment in attempts to model the potential distribution of A. aegypti and we briefly discuss the potential for future technology to aid management and control of this widespread vector species.
CSIRO Entomology, Long Pocket Laboratories, Indooroopilly, Queensland, Australia.