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n. pl. aedes
Any of various mosquitoes of the genus Aëdes, including A. aegypti, which transmits diseases such as yellow fever and dengue.

[New Latin Aēdēs, genus name, from Greek aēdēs, unpleasant : a-, not; see a-1 + ēdos, pleasure; see swād- in Indo-European roots.]

a·e′dine (-dīn, -dēn) adj.


(Animals) any mosquito of the genus Aedes (formerly Stegomyia) of tropical and subtropical regions, esp A. aegypti, which transmits yellow fever and dengue
[C20: New Latin, from Greek aēdēs unpleasant, from a-1 + ēdos pleasant]


or a•ë•des

(eɪˈi diz)

any mosquito of the genus Aedes, esp. A. aegypti, a vector of yellow fever and dengue.
[< New Latin (1818) < Greek aēdḗs distasteful, unpleasant]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.aedes - yellow-fever mosquitosAedes - yellow-fever mosquitos    
arthropod genus - a genus of arthropods
Aedes aegypti, yellow-fever mosquito - mosquito that transmits yellow fever and dengue
Aedes albopictus, Asian tiger mosquito - striped native of Japan thriving in southwestern and midwestern United States and spreading to the Caribbean; potential carrier of serious diseases
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The ministry said that the new information means that zica has become a serious risk to public health and that Brazil must embark on an emergency program to control the Aedes aegypti mosquito to prevent the virus' spread.
Soomro said dengue virus is transmitted to humans through the bites of infective female aedes mosquitoes.
The risk for local transmission of DENV and CHIKV is currently low because of small numbers of infected travelers arriving in California and limited distribution of invasive Aedes mosquitoes in the state.
On the other hand, among the six localities with high income group, only one locality, Rajouri Garden was found to have Aedes mosquitoes infected with dengue virus with MIR 7.
it is designed and capable of catching female Aedes albopictus mosquitoes.
They are in 16 genera, namely Aedes (22 species), Anopheles (33), Armigeres (14), Coquillettidia (2), Culex (12), Ficalbia (1), Heizmannia (1), Hodgesia (1), Mansonia (4), Mimomyia (2), Orthopodomyia (1), Topomyia (1), Toxorhynchites (2), Tripteroides (2), Uronotanea (2), Verrallina (1).
Aedes surveys were carried out in 30 houses (both indoor and peridomestic sites) from the peridomestic manmade breeding habitats like cement cisterns, cement tanks, metal containers, plastic drums, plastic containers, metal drums, grinding stones, mud pots, bottles, discarded containers, flowerpots, flower vases, tyres, water pumps, latex cups, polythene sheets, flowerpot trays and also the natural breeding sites like coconut shells, tree-holes, plant axils, coconut leaf-thatched sheets, fallen spathes or bracts (deciduous bracts that envelop or surround the fluorescence or flower) of a coconut palm systematically and reared individually (9-10) from these selected localities seasonally.
The so-called "Franken-skeeter" has been genetically modified (GM) in a laboratory with a gene designed to devastate the non-GM Aedes aegypti population and reduce dengue's spread.
In order to evaluate the potential impacts of climate change and better prepare mitigation strategies, we examined the strength of the evidence supporting the complex relationships among Aedes mosquitoes, DENV, and weather and climate.
Aedes (Stegomyia) aegypti (Linnaeus) is a mosquito-associated with urban environments, and its larvae and pupae develop in a wide variety of artificial habitats (Forattini 1965).