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[Occurrence of Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus (Skuse) in urban area of Tocantins state, Brazil].

Authors
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  • 1 Programa Nacional de Combate à Dengue e Febre Amarela, Núcleo Estadual de Entomologia Médica, Secretaria de Estado da Saúde do Tocantins, Palmas, TO.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Neotropical entomology
Publication Date
Volume
37
Issue
2
Pages
233–235
Identifiers
PMID: 18506306
Source
Medline
License
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Abstract

This is the first report of the presence of Aedes albopictus (Skuse) in the Tocantins State, Brazil, in urban area of the Mateiros city. Immature specimens (aquatic stages) of this vector were collected in water reservoirs, treeholes, old tires and others. The existence of Ae. albopictus in the metropolitan area poses a potential risk for the interaction of this mosquito species with the urban human population.

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