Aedes aegypti

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  • Aedes Aegypti Holometabolous

    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, again while in standing water. The larvae will then go through four larval molts progressively getting bigger. While this is occurring, the larvae will filter feed on any particles or bacteria that may be in the water. The larvae will then enter the pupal stage, the pupae will be on the surface of the water, and breathe with two small tubes. After a few days, or shorter depending on temperature, the pupae metamorphose into an adult. Once the adult emerges, the exoskeleton hardens, and will look for a safe place to dry off. The female mosquitos will then…

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  • Aede Aegypti Hypothesis

    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…

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  • Dengue Virus In The Philippines

    100,098,000 people (Bersales). The general climate of the Philippines is mainly tropical and the vast majority of the islands is covered by dense rainforest. The country is a perfect breeding ground for the dengue virus carriers, which is mainly female mosquitoes of the Aedes aegypti species. Because of the particular climate, heavy rains and floods creates an artificial water container such as tires, jars and cans during wet season where these particular type of mosquitoes primarily breed…

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  • Laboratory Diagnosis Essay

    antibodies and will later have gradual elevation of HI antibody titres. In secondary infection, there is a rapid rise in HI antibody titres, normally going beyond 1:1280. Prevention and control • Public Health Measures By controlling the Aedes aegypti mosquito vectors and interrupting the human-vector contact, dengue virus transmission can be greatly reduced or even prevented. The public can prevent mosquitoes from having access to egg-laying conducive habitats by managing and modifying the…

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  • Dengue Fever Essay

    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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  • The Zika Virus

    the virus. By August, the Zika Virus was on every radio station, internet sites, and TV news broadcasts. Overnight, the World Health Organization declared the Zika Virus as an epidemic that required immediate solutions. The greatest threat is to unborn babies. The news left everyone in a confused state. What exactly is the Zika virus, where did it come from and why do we have to be worried? Zika was first discovered in 1947 first identified in Rhesus monkeys. The Zika virus was named after the…

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  • Causes And Consequences Of Zika Virus

    ZIKA VIRUS Zika virus is center of an ongoing pandemic and public health emergency with serious medical and economic consequences. (Plourde and Bloch, 2016). Zika virus belongs to the family of flavivirus which includes other mosquitoborn viruses like chikungunya virus, dengue virus, yellow fever virus and West Nile virus (Plourde and Bloch, 2016). Zika virus is transmitted to people primarily through the bite of an infected Aedes species mosquito (Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus), other Aedes…

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  • The Zika Virus: Spread In Latin America

    First discovered in 1947 in Uganda, the Zika virus is mainly transmitted through the Ades Aegypti species of mosquitoes, but can also be transmitted through sex and from a pregnant mother to her fetus. Although scientists and doctors are not sure of all the effects of Zika, they are sure that it causes brain damage and birth defects. The Zika virus had gone almost unnoticed for many years until recently when it began to spread throughout Latin America, and is now starting to spread to North…

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  • Yellow Fever Research Paper

    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 the…

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  • Zika Informative Speech

    in 2014, and last zika virus in 2016. So how these emergencies upraise? well I’m going to tell a short story, the zika virus was detected for the first time outside its usual atmosphere in The yam islands, back in 2007. but it was no big deal, just few islands in Australia. In may 2015, zika virus invaded brazil. And now it invaded most of south America, the Caribbean and parts of the united states. So where was zika before that? Well, zika was trapped in Africa and parts of Asia since it was…

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