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    Aede Aegypti Hypothesis

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    recently been focused on the spread of a Virus know as Zika. The virus is spread by the Aedes Aegypti, a mosquito that inhabits tropical, subtropical, and temperate regions. The Aedes Aegypti’s origin is in West Africa, and its trans-Atlantic spread has occurred from the 17th century to the modern day by stowing away on ships. Aedes Aegypti is strongly adapted to live among large human populations, surviving and proliferating through any body of water no matter how big or small. Researchers have found that Aedes Aegypti prospers in dark and wet cargo holds of ships, undoubtedly contributing to its spread throughout the tropical and sub-tropical regions in the last four hundred years (Guagliardo et al, 1).…

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    Aedes aegypti is holometabolous, this type of development stages includes the egg, lava, pupa, and the adult stage. The distinct traits to key out this mosquito are, small palps with white scales. The female mosquito can lay as many as a hundred eggs at one batch, after the eggs are laid down, the eggs develop within two days, and once wet the larvae emerge from the egg shortly after (Christopher, 1960). The larvae then mature over the course of the week or longer, depending on temperature,…

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    Zika Virus Essay

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    continuing to creep its way into U.S. borders. Scientists and researchers have now offered to use Genetically Modified (GM) mosquitoes to completely terminate the remaining population, but not much has been done to implement this solution. Many people fear that use of the GM mosquitoes will backfire in the long run, However, this solution has already been put to practice in Brazil, and the technique has proved to be successful. Genetically Modified (GM) mosquitoes are the most effective and…

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    The Zika Outbreak The Zika virus is an emerging new illness that may have more consequences than originally thought. Ever since an outbreak in Uganda in 1947, the world attempted to fully understand Zika, but even now, the medical community cannot quite comprehend everything about it. As more cases of the virus are being reported, people are attempting to combat and eradicate the illness using old and new methods. If the Zika virus continues to spread, future generations may receive the heavy…

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    Dengue Fever Essay

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    The vectors for the transmission of Dengue fever (DF) are Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus. These vectors are two different types of mosquitoes that are also the vectors for the spread of Yellow fever virus and Chikungunya. Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus are native to tropical and subtropical areas throughout the entire world. Dengue fever is transmitted through the bite of a mosquito infected with the dengue virus. In most cases the mosquito bites a person infected with DF and contracts…

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    Zika Virus Research

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    The one thing scientists do know though is that the virus is mainly being transmitted by the bite of an infected mosquito. The type of mosquito that is most commonly infected is the Aedes Aegypti that is living in tropical regions of the world. Blood transfusions also lead to transmission. This was the case in French Polynesia (Musso 2014). There are also, although very few, cases of the virus being transmitted through sexual intercourse (Musso…

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    Aedes Mosquito Case Study

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    relationship between level and ovitrap index (p= 0.236). The increase of the multi –storey house level is not associated with the ovitrap index level. With level, the model explains 42% of variation of the ovitrap index level on the study sample. (r2 = 0.421) Result from Kruskawalis Test CHAPTER FIVE DISCUSSION 5.1 Background Previously, it has been known that the Aedes mosquito flight range is less than 200m but now the mosquito…

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    Zika Virus Research Paper

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    Zika virus (ZIKV) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus, a member of the Spondweni serocomplex, whose natural transmission cycle involves mainly vectors from the Aedes genus (A. furcifer, A. taylori, A. luteocephalus and A. africanus) and monkeys, while humans are occasional hosts. The illness is usually mild comprising symptoms lasting for several days to a week after being bitten by an infected mosquito. People usually don’t get sick enough to go to the hospital, and they very rarely die of Zika.…

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    Annually, there are up to 50 million infections that occur worldwide which has lead to upwards of 500,000 reported cases of dengue hemorrhagic fever with 22,000 cases leading to mostly premature deaths of children as well as some adults (who.int). As for the United States, with its climate and other factors, contact between Aedes and people is rare, unless acquired by someone coming to the U.S. as a traveller from a tropical vacation or immigrant from a too humid home, and still it is difficult…

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    the bite of the Aedes aegypti mosquito. Other Aedes mosquitoes, for example the tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) may also work as a vector for yellow fever. The female mosquito takes in the virus when it consumes the blood of an infected individual. The viruses get to the gut of the mosquito and if the concentration of the virus is high enough, the epithelial cells are infected by virions which then replicate there. They then reach the blood system of mosquitoes (the haemocoel) and thereafter…

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