Dengue Fever Transmitted by Aedes Albo Pictus, Skuse

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  • United States Army Medical Department Research Board, Bureau of Science, Manila, P. I.

Summary and Conclusions

  1. 1.Aedes albopictus, like Aedes aegypti, is a widely distributed mosquito and is common in Manila where dengue is endemic.
  2. 2.A. albopictus bred in the laboratory has been proved effective in the experimental transmission of dengue fever from man to man. Seven human volunteers bitten by 1, 2, 3, 8, 10, 12 and 22 infected A. albopictus respectively all developed dengue fever.
  3. 3.A. albopictus must be considered along with A. aegypti as an important agent in the dissemination of dengue.
  4. 4.It seems reasonable to suspect that still other species of Aedes mosquitoes may also play a part in the spread of dengue.

Author Notes

Assisted by Staff Sergeant Jesse Rhodes, M.D., Sergeant Carl Heilmann, M.D., Private 1 cl. Hinton Miller, M.D., and Private 1 cl. Bonifacio Reyes, M.D. (P.S).