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Aedes aegypti female

Aedes aegypti female

A citywide integrated vector management effort led by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in 2016 and 2017 in Caguas City, Puerto Rico, found that placing mosquito traps known as autocidal gravid ovitraps at a density of three traps per home in the yards of most houses in a community could reduce the number of female adult Aedes aegypti mosquitoes caught per trap to two to three per week—a number that was then associated with lower incidence of Zika and chikungunya in field-collected mosquitoes. (Photo credit: James Gathany, CDC Public Health Image Library)

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