Edward T. Clayson
eclays at mozart.inet.co.th
Mon Jul 3 03:14:14 EST 1995
In article <3sog39$9uk at usenet.srv.cis.pitt.edu>, ajmst37 at vms.cis.pitt.edu wrote:
> just doing some reading on arboviruses, and I was wondering just how
> worried people in the U.S. should be. Is it true that the Aedes Aegyptes
> (sp?) mosquito is in the U.S.?
>Is this not the same mosquito that carries yellow fever and Dengue fever?
YES, at least for Dengue, I'm not sure about yellow fever.
>Since the attempted malaria eradication, are all mosquitos immune to most
>or is that still the best way to prevent arbovirus outbreaks?
> By the way, how long has Dengue been around, and could it really become
> a serious problem in the U.S.?
The dengue virus has been around as long as viruses have been around.
Dengue was the second virus to be discovered. Dengue virus was a serious
problem in the southern part of the U.S. until about 1940 -1950. The U.S.
Army has been working on developing vaccines for Dengue for about 70
> Very curious,
> Andrew=AJMST37 at vms.cis.pitt.edu
I hope this helps.
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