A new dengue-carrying mosquito species emergesPosted: August 9, 2012
Dengue is not restricted to daytime-biting mosquitoes, Aedes aegypti alone. The truth is there is another mosquito species, Aedes albopictus, that is a known secondary dengue vector that bites from day to night. A laboratory study showed that Ae. albopictus bites most aggressively from the late afternoon hours to evening. Thus, the danger of dengue can now be more serious, since its transmission can occur both during the day and at night.