Fernández Salas, Ildefonso y Flores, Alfonso El papel del vector Aedes aegypti en la epidemiología del dengue en México. Salud Pública México , 37 (4). pp. 45-51.
The role of Aedes aegypti (Lineo) in the epidemiology of dengue fever in Mexico is herein discussed bases on the vectorial capacity model. Comments on the advantages and disadvantages of each model component at the time of field determinations are also presented. Emphasis is made on the impact of sampling and method bias on the results of vectorial capacity studies. The paper also addresses the need to increase vector biology knowledge as an input for epidemiological work to explain and predict dengue fever outbreaks. Comments on potential entomological variables not considered by the quantitative model are included. Finally, we elaborate on the introduction of Aedes albopictus (Skuse) in Mexico as a new risk factor and on its implications for the understanding of dengue fever transmission in Mexico.
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