Aedes aegypti
Aedes Aegypti

Global Distribution of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus:

Aedes aegypti most likely originated in Africa; since then, the mosquito has migrated globally throughout the tropical, subtropical, and parts of the temperate world, through global trade and shipping activities (Powell and Tabachnick 2013). Aedes aegypti mosquitoes have a high vectorial capacity (effectiveness of virus transmission in nature) for DENV, CHIKV, ZIKV, and YFV.

Aedes albopictus originated in Asia. Like Ae. aegypti, Ae. albopictus has migrated globally throughout the tropical, subtropical, and temperate world, primarily through international trade in used tires (Reiter and Sprenger 1987, Hawley 1988). Aedes albopictus has adapted to survive in a broader temperature range and at cooler temperatures, which enables them to persist in more temperate climates. These mosquitoes live in close proximity to people, but less so than Ae. aegypti.

Source : CDC

United States Distribution Map

Distribution of Aedes


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