Embarcaciones fluviales como medio de dispersión de Aedes aegypti hacia zonas fronterizas de la amazonia peruana

Translated title of the contribution: River boats as a means of expansion of Aedes aegypti towards border zones of the peruvian amazon

Carmen Sinti-Hesse, Fabiola Díaz-Soria, Wilma Casanova-Rojas, Cristiam Carey-ángeles, Rodil Tello-Espinoza, José Espinoza, Karine Zevallos

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Abstract

Objectives. To assess the entomological risk of Aedes aegypti in boats traversing border river routes in Loreto. Materials and Methods. The study population consisted of mosquitoes present in three boats covering border routes in Loreto. The entomological risk of Aedes was determined through ovitraps, the inspection of breeding sites, and the collection and taxonomic identification of adult mosquitoes. Results. The entomological risk varied according to the route and the season. A medium to very high entomological risk was identified in the high-water season and on the outward route to the border areas. The predominant vector population in the low-water season was Mansonia sp. (74.8%), Culex sp. (12.8%), and Aedes aegypti (0.4%); in the high-water season, Culex sp. (45.1%), Mansonia sp. (26.8%), and Aedes aegypti (19.7%). In no case did we find Aedes albopictus. Conclusions. There is moderate to high entomological risk during the high-water season in riverboats traveling from Iquitos to the border areas of Loreto. Our results show that river boats are a means of expansion of Aedes aegypti.

Translated title of the contributionRiver boats as a means of expansion of Aedes aegypti towards border zones of the peruvian amazon
Original languageSpanish
Pages (from-to)392-399
Number of pages8
JournalRevista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2019

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