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Summary The Asian tiger mosquito is an important arbovirus vector. Originating in East Asia, the species has been introduced to the Americas, the Indo-Pacific and Australasian regions as well as Europe and Africa, mostly during the past 30 years and probably by transportation in used tires. We report for the first time from Gabon (Libreville). In addition, the yellow fever mosquito ssp. and 16 other culicid species were detected throughout the city, four of which are also new records for Gabon.

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Le moustique tigre asiatique Aedes albopictus est un important vecteur d'arbovirus. Provenant de l'Asie de l'Est, l'espèce a été introduite aux Amériques, dans les régions Indopacifiques et de Asie australe ainsi qu'en Europe et en Afrique; la plupart du temps au cours des 30 dernières années et probablement transportée dans des pneus usés. Nous documentons ici pour la première fois Ae. albopictus au Gabon (Libreville). En outre, le moustique de la fièvre jaune Ae. aegypti ssp. formosus et 16 autres espèces de culicidés ont été détectés dans toute la ville, dont quatre sont également des nouveaux reports pour le Gabon.
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Keywords: Ae. aegypti; Aedes albopictus; Africa; Afrique; BG-Sentinel; BG-Sentinelle; Gabon; Gabón; especies invasivas; espèce invasive; invasive species; África

Document Type: Short Communication

Publication date: 2007-09-01

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