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Acta Trop. 2016 Dec;164:411-413. doi: 10.1016/j.actatropica.2016.09.027. Epub 2016 Sep 30.

First report of Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) in Oran, West of Algeria.

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1
Laboratoire d'Eco-épidémiologie Parasitaire et Génétique des Populations, Institut Pasteur d'Algérie, Algeria. Electronic address: benallalkamel4@yahoo.fr.
2
Département de Biologie, Faculté des Sciences de la Nature et de la Vie, Université d'Oran 1, Ahmed Ben Bella, Algeria.
3
National Centre for Vector Entomology, Institute of Parasitology, University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland; Francis Schaffner Consultancy, Riehen, Switzerland.
4
Laboratoire d'Eco-épidémiologie Parasitaire et Génétique des Populations, Institut Pasteur d'Algérie, Algeria.

Abstract

The increasing globalisation of trades, human movements and environmental changes facilitate the introduction and the establishment of the invasive Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus outside its native geographical area. Alerted by the complaints about mosquito biting which occurred daytime for the inhabitants of the seaside town Ain Turk (West of Algeria), an entomological survey was conducted in December 2015 to determine the origin of this nuisance. Among the collected mosquitoes, specimens of Ae. albopictus (2 males, 3 females and 3 pupae) were collected. This is the first observation of that invasive mosquito in the west of Algeria which confirms its presence and establishment in Mediterranean Africa.

KEYWORDS:

Aedes albopictus; Algeria; Arbovirus; Invasive mosquito

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