A review of the geographical distribution of Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus and other Aedes species (Diptera: Culicidae) in Pakistan
Author(s): Aliya Jabeen, Jamil A, Ansari Aamer Ikram, MA Khan, Majid Ali Tahir and M Safdar
Abstract: This study provides information about the geographical distribution of Aedes mosquitoes in Pakistan. Data was collected through a literature review to compile a list of the species reported from Pakistan. Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus are the most prevalent species, and their wide geographical distribution and relative abundance need to be studied. Information about Culicidae mosquitoes is still very meager. A complete and up-to-date list of mosquito species present in the country is important for controlling the diseases transmitted by mosquito vectors. Surveillance of mosquitoes provides an early warning system for the risk of transmission of Aedes mosquito-borne diseases in an area. This study will contribute to formulating better Aedes mosquito control strategies in Pakistan.
Map showing the distribution of the most prevalent Aedes
species currently and diachronically (1934-2019) in Pakistan
How to cite this article:
Aliya Jabeen, Jamil A, Ansari Aamer Ikram, MA Khan, Majid Ali Tahir, M Safdar. A review of the geographical distribution of Aedes aegypti, Aedes albopictus and other Aedes species (Diptera: Culicidae) in Pakistan. Int J Mosq Res 2019;6(6):90-95.