Urbanization of Aedes mosquito populations and evolution of arboviral disease risk in Africa

Abstract:

The arboviral diseases dengue, chikungunya, and yellow fever are re-merging and gaining a foothold in Africa, with a significant threat of large outbreaks in urban areas. Although their emergence is intimately linked to the primary vector Aedes aegypti, which thrives in urban environments, the risk of these diseases remains substantially heterogeneous in different geographic areas. Range expansion of invasive mosquito species Aedes albopictus, and colonization of urban habitats by sylvatic and peridomestic Aedes vectors, are likely to alter the diseases’ epidemiology. We discuss how a network of different vector species and perhaps vector subpopulations could interact with associated serotypes/genotypes/lineages of the causative viruses of these diseases potentially impacting transmission risk in urban landscapes with implications for disease surveillance and control.
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APA

Agha, S (2024). Urbanization of Aedes mosquito populations and evolution of arboviral disease risk in Africa. Afribary. Retrieved from https://afribary.com/works/urbanization-of-aedes-mosquito-populations-and-evolution-of-arboviral-disease-risk-in-africa

MLA 8th

Agha, Sheila "Urbanization of Aedes mosquito populations and evolution of arboviral disease risk in Africa" Afribary. Afribary, 10 Mar. 2024, https://afribary.com/works/urbanization-of-aedes-mosquito-populations-and-evolution-of-arboviral-disease-risk-in-africa. Accessed 30 May. 2024.

MLA7

Agha, Sheila . "Urbanization of Aedes mosquito populations and evolution of arboviral disease risk in Africa". Afribary, Afribary, 10 Mar. 2024. Web. 30 May. 2024. < https://afribary.com/works/urbanization-of-aedes-mosquito-populations-and-evolution-of-arboviral-disease-risk-in-africa >.

Chicago

Agha, Sheila . "Urbanization of Aedes mosquito populations and evolution of arboviral disease risk in Africa" Afribary (2024). Accessed May 30, 2024. https://afribary.com/works/urbanization-of-aedes-mosquito-populations-and-evolution-of-arboviral-disease-risk-in-africa