USDA, The yellowfever mosquito, Aedes aegypti. The species is the primary vector of yellow fever.
Pathogen: Virus, Togaviridae, Flavivirus
Vectors:Aedes mosquitoes, especially A. aegypti
Distribution: Coincides with A. aegypti
Mortality: Debilitating, but generally not fatal; recent outbreaks have caused mortality in children
Other Names: Dengue hemorrhagic fever, dengue shock syndrome, epidemic hemorrhagic fever, breakbone fever
Dengue is a tropical and subtropical disease carried by Aedes mosquitoes, especially A. aegypti. According to the World Health Organization, 2.5 billion people around the world are at risk from dengue. Currently, more than 100 countries have experienced dengue. Each year there are tens of millions of cases, and as many 95% are children.
- Harwood, R. F. and M. T. James. 1979. Entomology in human and animal health. Macmillan, New York.