Which Type of Mosquito Causes Dengue?

Female Aedes mosquitoe

Dengue fever is primarily transmitted by the Aedes mosquitoes, specifically the Aedes aegypti mosquito and, to a lesser extent, the Aedes albopictus mosquito. These mosquitoes are commonly referred to as the “dengue mosquitoes” because they are the main vectors responsible for the transmission of the dengue virus to humans.

Female Aedes mosquitoes are responsible for transmitting the virus. When a mosquito bites a person infected with the dengue virus, it can become infected and then transmit the virus to other individuals through subsequent bites.

Dengue fever is prevalent in many parts of the world, particularly in tropical and subtropical regions where Aedes mosquitoes thrive. Preventive measures to reduce the risk of dengue infection include using mosquito repellent, wearing protective clothing, and eliminating mosquito breeding sites, such as standing water in containers around homes and communities.

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