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VECTOR OF DENGUE/DENGUE HAEMORRHAGIC FEVER

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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

Feeding Habit

  • Day biter
  • Mainly feeds on human beings in domestic and peridomestic situations
  • Bites repeatedly

Resting Habit

  • 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

Breeding Habits

  • 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