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Volume 72, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645

Abstract

Knowledge of mosquito dispersal is critical for vector-borne disease control and prevention strategies and for understanding population structure and pathogen dissemination. We determined flight range and dispersal patterns from 21 mark-release-recapture experiments conducted over 11 years (1991–2002) in Puerto Rico and Thailand. Dispersal was compared by release location, sex, age, season, and village. For all experiments, the majority of mosquitoes were collected from their release house or adjacent house. Inter-village movement was detected rarely, with a few mosquitoes moving a maximum of 512 meters from one Thai village to the next. Average dispersal distances were similar for males and females and females released indoors versus outdoors. The movement of was not influenced by season or age, but differed by village. Results demonstrate that adult disperse relatively short distances, suggesting that people rather than mosquitoes are the primary mode of dengue virus dissemination within and among communities.

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  • Received : 09 Mar 2004
  • Accepted : 30 May 2004

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