|DENGUE/ DENGUE HAEMORRHAGIC FEVER
|VECTOR OF DENGUE/DENGUE HAEMORRHAGIC FEVER
- Aedes aegypti is the vector of dengue / dengue haemorrhagic fever.
- It is a small, black mosquito with white stripes and is approximately 5 mm in size.
- It takes about 7 to 8 days to develop the virus in its body and transmit the disease.
- Day biter
- Mainly feeds on human beings in domestic and peridomestic situations
- Bites repeatedly
- Rests in the domestic and peridomestic situations
- Rests in the dark corners of the houses, on hanging objects like clothes, umbrella, etc. or under the furniture
- Aedes aegypti mosquito breeds in any type of man made containers or storage containers having even a small quantity of water
- Eggs of Aedes aegypti can live without water for more then one year