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Title: Mapping Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) and Aedes albopictus Vector Mosquito Distribution in Brownsville, TX

Abstract

Abstract Aedes mosquitoes are vectors of several emerging diseases and are spreading worldwide. We investigated the spatiotemporal dynamics of Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus) and Aedes albopictus (Skuse) mosquito trap captures in Brownsville, TX, using high-resolution land cover, socioeconomic, and meteorological data. We modeled mosquito trap counts using a Bayesian hierarchical mixed-effects model with spatially correlated residuals. The models indicated an inverse relationship between temperature and mosquito trap counts for both species, which may be due to the hot and arid climate of southern Texas. The temporal trend in mosquito populations indicated Ae. aegypti populations peaking in the late spring and Ae. albopictus reaching a maximum in winter. Our results indicated that seasonal weather variation, vegetation height, human population, and land cover determine which of the two Aedes species will predominate.

Authors:
ORCiD logo [1];  [2];  [3];  [4];  [4];  [5];  [4];  [6]
  1. ORISE U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Athens, GA
  2. ORAU U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Durham, NC
  3. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Dallas, TX
  4. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Durham, NC
  5. Public Health Department, Brownsville, TX
  6. U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Athens, GA
Publication Date:
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1567969
Grant/Contract Number:  
DW8992298301
Resource Type:
Published Article
Journal Name:
Journal of Medical Entomology
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Name: Journal of Medical Entomology; Journal ID: ISSN 0022-2585
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English

Citation Formats

Myer, Mark H., Fizer, Chelsea M., Mcpherson, Kenneth R., Neale, Anne C., Pilant, Andrew N., Rodriguez, Arturo, Whung, Pai-Yei, and Johnston, John M. Mapping Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) and Aedes albopictus Vector Mosquito Distribution in Brownsville, TX. United States: N. p., 2019. Web. doi:10.1093/jme/tjz132.
Myer, Mark H., Fizer, Chelsea M., Mcpherson, Kenneth R., Neale, Anne C., Pilant, Andrew N., Rodriguez, Arturo, Whung, Pai-Yei, & Johnston, John M. Mapping Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) and Aedes albopictus Vector Mosquito Distribution in Brownsville, TX. United States. doi:10.1093/jme/tjz132.
Myer, Mark H., Fizer, Chelsea M., Mcpherson, Kenneth R., Neale, Anne C., Pilant, Andrew N., Rodriguez, Arturo, Whung, Pai-Yei, and Johnston, John M. Sat . "Mapping Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) and Aedes albopictus Vector Mosquito Distribution in Brownsville, TX". United States. doi:10.1093/jme/tjz132.
@article{osti_1567969,
title = {Mapping Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) and Aedes albopictus Vector Mosquito Distribution in Brownsville, TX},
author = {Myer, Mark H. and Fizer, Chelsea M. and Mcpherson, Kenneth R. and Neale, Anne C. and Pilant, Andrew N. and Rodriguez, Arturo and Whung, Pai-Yei and Johnston, John M.},
abstractNote = {Abstract Aedes mosquitoes are vectors of several emerging diseases and are spreading worldwide. We investigated the spatiotemporal dynamics of Aedes aegypti (Linnaeus) and Aedes albopictus (Skuse) mosquito trap captures in Brownsville, TX, using high-resolution land cover, socioeconomic, and meteorological data. We modeled mosquito trap counts using a Bayesian hierarchical mixed-effects model with spatially correlated residuals. The models indicated an inverse relationship between temperature and mosquito trap counts for both species, which may be due to the hot and arid climate of southern Texas. The temporal trend in mosquito populations indicated Ae. aegypti populations peaking in the late spring and Ae. albopictus reaching a maximum in winter. Our results indicated that seasonal weather variation, vegetation height, human population, and land cover determine which of the two Aedes species will predominate.},
doi = {10.1093/jme/tjz132},
journal = {Journal of Medical Entomology},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2019},
month = {8}
}

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DOI: 10.1093/jme/tjz132

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