Spatial patterns associated with the distribution of immature stages of Aedes aegypti in three high-risk dengue municipalities of Southwestern Colombia
Keywords:spatial patterns, Aedes aegypti, Colombia, dengue fever
Aedes aegypti mosquitoes are the main vector of human arbovirosis in tropical and subtropical areas. Its adaptation to urban and rural environments generates infestations inside households. Therefore, entomological surveillance in association with spatio-temporal analysis is an innovative approach to vector control and dengue management. The main aim was to inspect immature pupal stages in households belonging to municipalities at high risk of dengue in Cauca, Colombia by implementing entomological indices and relating how they influence adult mosquito density. Here, we provide novel data for the geographical distribution of 3,806 immature pupal stages of Ae. aegypti. We also report entomological indices and spatial characterization. The results suggest that for Ae. aegypti species, pupal productivity generates high densities of adults in neighbouring households, evidencing seasonal behaviour. This dataset is of great importance as it provides an innovative strategy for vector-borne disease mitigation using vector spatial patterns and their association with entomological indicators and breeding sites in high-risk neighbourhoods.
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Copyright (c) 2023 Cristina Sanchez Gutierrez, Erika Santamaría, Carlos Andrés Morales, María Camila Lesmes, Horacio Cadena, Alvaro Avila-Diaz, Patricia Fuya, Catalina Marceló-Díaz
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