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Mayotte: A new species of endemic mosquito, possible vector of dengue and chikungunya, discovered on the island of perfumes




Mayotte: A new species of endemic mosquito, possible vector of dengue and chikungunya, discovered on the island of perfumes
A new species of endemic mosquito, possible vector of dengue and chikungunya in Mayotte was discovered by a team of the Institute of research for the development.

Named Stegomyia pia, this mosquito larval stage was located in 6% of the 420 sites where samples were collected within the "aquatic breeding" which are served to conduct research on the island of perfumes.
 
The new species of mosquito, Stegomyia pia, thus has the same morphological and physiological characteristics as Tigers Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus mosquitoes which transmit dengue and chikungunya.

The study was carried out during an epidemic period and in the larval stage, the scientists cannot confirm with certainty the hypothesis that
Stegomyia pia is a potential vector of dengue and chikungunya, but h is considered" strong "according to scientists, as indicated by the malango-actualite.fr site. 



Assani Badrudin


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