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Mode of Transmission of Dengue

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Dengue Virus is transmitted through Aedes agepti female mosquitoes that breed in household water containers and unused materials on the roof and around the houses.

Vector of Dengue / Dengue Haemorrhagic fever.

Aedes aegypti is the vector of Dengue / Dengue haemorrhagic fever.

It is a small, black mosquito with white stripes and is approximately 5 mm in size.

It takes about 7 to 8 days to develop the virus in its body and transmit the disease.

Feeding Habit
  • Day biter
  • Mainly feeds on human beings in domestic and peridomestic situations.
  • Bites repeatedly
Resting Habit
  • Rests in the domestic and peridomestic situations.
  • Rests in the dark corners of the houses, on hanging objects like clothes, umbrella, etc. or under the furniture.
Breeding Habits
  • Aedes aegypti mosquito breeds in any type of man made containers or storage containers having even a small quantity of water.
  • Eggs of Aedes aegypti can live without.
Favoured Breeding Places
Desert coolers, Drums, Jars, Pots, Buckets, Flower vases, Plant saucers, Tanks, Cisterns, Bottles, Tins, Tyres, Roof gutters, Refrigerator drip pans, Cement blocks, Cemetery urns, Bamboo stumps, Coconut shells, Tree holes and many more places where rainwater collects or is stored.

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