Aedes albopictus, an arbovirus vector: From the darkness to the light

Paupy Christophe, Delatte Hélène, Bagny Leila, Corbel Vincent, Fontenille Didier. 2009. Aedes albopictus, an arbovirus vector: From the darkness to the light. Microbes and Infection, 11 (14-15) : pp. 1177-1185.

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Abstract : The Asian tiger mosquito, Aedes albopictus (Skuse, 1894), is an invasive species that can be found on all continents. The species, originally considered a secondary vector of viruses such as Dengue viruses, has recently been suggested to play a role in the transmission of Chikungunya virus in several countries bordering the Indian Ocean, Central Africa and Europe. Here we review the current geographic range and the relevant biological traits of A. albopictus in order to explain its rapid spread. We examine and discuss recent changes in its role as a vector, particularly in the transmission of arboviruses, and its importance in the current and future emergence of pathogens. Finally, we report conventional and innovative ways to control A. albopictus. (Résumé d'auteur)

Mots-clés Agrovoc : Aedes albopictus, Virus des animaux, Flavivirus, Vecteur de maladie, Transmission des maladies, Lutte anti-insecte, Distribution géographique, Stade de développement animal, Virus de chikungunya

Mots-clés complémentaires : Arbovirose

Classification Agris : L72 - Pests of animals
L73 - Animal diseases

Champ stratégique Cirad : Axe 4 (2005-2013) - Santé animale et maladies émergentes

Auteurs et affiliations

  • Paupy Christophe, IRD (CMR)
  • Delatte Hélène, CIRAD-BIOS-UMR PVBMT (REU)
  • Corbel Vincent, IRD (BEN)
  • Fontenille Didier, IRD (FRA)

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