The Dengue Vector on New Caledonia, the New Hebrides, and the Solomon Islands

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  • Department of Preventive Medicine and Public Health, Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, North Carolina

Summary

  1. 1.A discussion of the potential vectors of dengue in the South Pacific is given.
  2. 2.From epidemiological evidence gathered over a period of two years' observations, Aedes aegypti appears paramount as the common vector of dengue on New Caledonia, in the New Hebrides, and throughout the Solomon Islands.
  3. 3.Dengue appeared only on those bases in the South Pacific wherever Aedes aegypti was known to exist before military occupation.
  4. 4.The island form of Aedes hebrideus found in the New Hebrides does not appear to be a vector of dengue in nature under normal conditions.

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