Annual Review of Entomology (2020) 65, 191-208

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Oliver J. Brady and Simon I. Hay (2020)
The global expansion of dengue: How Aedes aegypti mosquitoes enabled the first pandemic arbovirus
Annual Review of Entomology 65, 191-208
Abstract: Dengue is an emerging viral disease principally transmitted by the Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti mosquito. It is one of the fastest-growing global infectious diseases, with 100–400 million new infections a year, and is now entrenched in a growing number of tropical megacities. Behind this rapid rise is the simple adaptation of Ae. aegypti to a new entomological niche carved out by human habitation. This review describes the expansion of dengue and explores how key changes in the ecology of Ae. aegypti allowed it to become a successful invasive species and highly efficient disease vector. We argue that characterizing geographic heterogeneity in mosquito bionomics will be a key research priority that will enable us to better understand future dengue risk and design control strategies to reverse its global spread.
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Aedes aegypti