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Aedes aegypti is a vector for_____.


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Aedes aegypti:

  1. Aedes aegypti is a vector that transmits the dengue virus, yellow fever virus, chikungunya virus, and Zika virus.
  2. It takes about 7-10 days for an egg to develop into an adult mosquito.
  3. Adult female mosquitoes lay eggs on the inner walls of containers with water, above the waterline.
  4. Adult female mosquitoes bite people and animals. Mosquitoes need blood to produce eggs.
  5. After feeding, female mosquitoes look for water sources to lay eggs.
  6. Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus don’t fly long distances. In their lifetime, these mosquitoes will only fly within a few blocks.
  7. Ae. aegypti mosquitoes prefer to live near and bite people.
  8. Because of Ae. albopictus mosquitoes bite people and animals, they can live in or near homes or in neighboring woods.
  9. Ae. aegypti mosquitoes live indoors and outdoors, while Ae. albopictus lives outdoors.

Final answer: Aedes aegypti is a vector for the dengue virus, yellow fever virus, chikungunya virus, and Zika virus.


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