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The global compendium of Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus occurrence.

Kraemer MU, Sinka ME, Duda KA, Mylne A, Shearer FM, Brady OJ, Messina JP, Barker CM, Moore CG, Carvalho RG, Coelho GE, Van Bortel W, Hendrickx G, Schaffner F, Wint GR, Elyazar IR, Teng HJ, Hay SI - Sci Data (2015)

Bottom Line: Herein we present the database, which comprises occurrence data linked to point or polygon locations, derived from peer-reviewed literature and unpublished studies including national entomological surveys and expert networks.This is the first comprehensive global database of Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus occurrence, consisting of 19,930 and 22,137 geo-positioned occurrence records respectively.Both datasets can be used for a variety of mapping and spatial analyses of the vectors and, by inference, the diseases they transmit.

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Affiliation: Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford , South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK.

ABSTRACT
Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus are the main vectors transmitting dengue and chikungunya viruses. Despite being pathogens of global public health importance, knowledge of their vectors' global distribution remains patchy and sparse. A global geographic database of known occurrences of Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus between 1960 and 2014 was compiled. Herein we present the database, which comprises occurrence data linked to point or polygon locations, derived from peer-reviewed literature and unpublished studies including national entomological surveys and expert networks. We describe all data collection processes, as well as geo-positioning methods, database management and quality-control procedures. This is the first comprehensive global database of Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus occurrence, consisting of 19,930 and 22,137 geo-positioned occurrence records respectively. Both datasets can be used for a variety of mapping and spatial analyses of the vectors and, by inference, the diseases they transmit.

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Mentions: The result is a database consisting of 19,930 and 22,137 geo-positioned occurrences in total worldwide for Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus respectively, broken down by region, location type and source type in Fig. 1. In Figs 2 and 3 the global geographic distribution of both species is displayed. Figs 4 and 5 show occurrence records by year and region for both Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus respsectively. The increase in occurrence records since 2013 is largely attributable to the LIRAa data from Brazil.


The global compendium of Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus occurrence.

Kraemer MU, Sinka ME, Duda KA, Mylne A, Shearer FM, Brady OJ, Messina JP, Barker CM, Moore CG, Carvalho RG, Coelho GE, Van Bortel W, Hendrickx G, Schaffner F, Wint GR, Elyazar IR, Teng HJ, Hay SI - Sci Data (2015)

Map of occurrence points for Ae. aegypti.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License 1 - License 2
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4493829&req=5

f2: Map of occurrence points for Ae. aegypti.
Mentions: The result is a database consisting of 19,930 and 22,137 geo-positioned occurrences in total worldwide for Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus respectively, broken down by region, location type and source type in Fig. 1. In Figs 2 and 3 the global geographic distribution of both species is displayed. Figs 4 and 5 show occurrence records by year and region for both Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus respsectively. The increase in occurrence records since 2013 is largely attributable to the LIRAa data from Brazil.

Bottom Line: Herein we present the database, which comprises occurrence data linked to point or polygon locations, derived from peer-reviewed literature and unpublished studies including national entomological surveys and expert networks.This is the first comprehensive global database of Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus occurrence, consisting of 19,930 and 22,137 geo-positioned occurrence records respectively.Both datasets can be used for a variety of mapping and spatial analyses of the vectors and, by inference, the diseases they transmit.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Spatial Ecology and Epidemiology Group, Department of Zoology, University of Oxford , South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK.

ABSTRACT
Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus are the main vectors transmitting dengue and chikungunya viruses. Despite being pathogens of global public health importance, knowledge of their vectors' global distribution remains patchy and sparse. A global geographic database of known occurrences of Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus between 1960 and 2014 was compiled. Herein we present the database, which comprises occurrence data linked to point or polygon locations, derived from peer-reviewed literature and unpublished studies including national entomological surveys and expert networks. We describe all data collection processes, as well as geo-positioning methods, database management and quality-control procedures. This is the first comprehensive global database of Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus occurrence, consisting of 19,930 and 22,137 geo-positioned occurrence records respectively. Both datasets can be used for a variety of mapping and spatial analyses of the vectors and, by inference, the diseases they transmit.

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Related in: MedlinePlus