THOMAS P. MONATH, M.D.
In august 1985, Aedes albopictus mosquitoes (Figure 1) were found breeding in tire dumps in Harris County (Houston), Texas (1). Although lone examples of this Asian species have been found in the United States before (2), the Houston population represents the first established infestation in the Western Hemisphere. During the fall of 1985, surveys in Houston revealed extensive breeding of this species. The problem was brought to the attention of the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) in early 1986. The implications for public health were clear, and in March, a panel of national leaders in entomology and public health was
MONATH TP. Aedes albopictus, an Exotic Mosquito Vector in the United States. Ann Intern Med. ;105:449–451. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-105-3-449
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1986;105(3):449-451.
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