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Dengue Fever Mosquito; Awareness Campaign in Pakistan (Talk 02)


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Dengue Fever Mosquito; Awareness Campaign in Pakistan (Talk 02)

  1. 1. Dengue Fever Mosquito; Awareness Campaign in Pakistan (Talk-02) Compiled, Composed & Delivered By Prof Dr Muhammad Faheem Malik Ph. D (UOB), MS (USA), B. Sc. Hons. (UAF) Specialization Environmental Entomology Fields of Interest: Environmental Entomology Biological Control of Pest, IPM, Applied Entomology, Forensic Entomology, Clinical Entomology University of Gujrat (
  2. 2. Why are we sitting in this talk?  What is dengue fever?  What is the cause of dengue fever?  What are the dengue related Myths and facts?  How can dengue be prevented?
  3. 3. Myths relating to dengue fever  Dengue fever is caused by every mosquito.  Dengue fever is more common in rural areas.  Dengue mosquito breeds only in rivers & streams.  Dengue dusk.  Dengue mosquito bites only during dawn and fever can be prevented by Vaccination.
  4. 4. Let me introduce myself Kingdom -- Animalia  Phylum -- Arthropoda S-class -- Hexapoda Class --Insecta Order – Diptera Family – Culicidae Genus: -- Anopheles Culex Reference: Aedes
  5. 5. Diversity of Family Culicidae Family Culicidae has 41 genera and approximately 3,500 species.  Genus Aedes has > 500 spp.  Genus Anopheles has > 450 spp. 
  6. 6. How Do I (Aedes) look Like ? Reference: q=aedes+albopictus&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=29R0UqC7F IWFhQeqsoCIAQ&sqi=2&ved=0CI0BEIke&biw=1366&bih=601
  7. 7. I am Aedes Albopictus (Asian Tiger) (transmits dengue fever virus) Reference:
  8. 8. Dengue fever is caused by Flavivirus Reference: m/images/P-473-48890/64/6474/Q8B6100Z/poster s/carol-mike-wernerillustration-of-replication-offlavivirus-in-host-cell.jpg
  9. 9. 1- 2 Egg Adult Complete / Holometamorphosis Pupae 35 da ys Larvae 2- 3 ys da ys 2-3 da day s Mosquito Life cycle
  10. 10. Mosquito Services to Humans Malaria  Dengue Fever Yellow Fever (American Plague) Food Chain 
  11. 11. Dengue fever needs man & mosquito to its life cycle Reference: q=tbn:ANd9GcTkXTEg_0q2lGH4FNvDj3XBq58HbxDF4TiNyr uoEGW7dVO8yUlRwg
  12. 12. Habitat of Aedes sp.: Fresh water in tires without rims and pots
  13. 13. General Habitat: Flora and wet land In tree bark
  14. 14. When & how do I search you ? I search you before during dawn & dusk I can detect you from 150 yards by CO2 or Octenol, the two common gases that you exhale.
  15. 15. Adult Female Sucks Flower Nectar but Blood for breeding Reference: q=aedes+albopictus&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=29R0UqC7F IWFhQeqsoCIAQ&sqi=2&ved=0CI0BEIke&biw=1366&bih=601
  16. 16. Mosquito Control for dengue Prevention Reference: q=tbn:ANd9GcTQaqIkGv9GFaFmiNIuFVaVEsPdtVWIzF5Elq4cUtmQhtuAJdo
  17. 17. Prevention of Dengue Fever (Public Awareness)
  18. 18. Mosquito Control Indoor  Repellent  Citrus Scented Candles (essential plant oils)  Blockers (lotion)  Permethrin aerosol  Coconut Oil, Lavender oil, Brassica oil or Listerine  Mosquito quail  Nets How they Work  Confuse olefactory senses
  19. 19. Octenol Traps Reference:
  20. 20. Reference: Reference: qsi=37&q=man%20spraying%20by%20knap%20sack%20sprayer %20for%20insect%20control%20on %20road&cid=158935764&ad.segment=info.wbcrwl.305.10&aid=38 6c2e15-fb75-4aca-8ff3- Reference: id=H.4613826865530632&pid=15.1&H=120&W=160
  21. 21. Mosquito Biological Control Predator of mosquitoes tadpoles Adult Habitat: Pupae Reference: ss=t&cid=158935764&ad.segment=info.wbcrwl.305.10&aid=386c2e15-fb75-4aca-8ff389ca953d04b7&ridx=1&q=beetles&fcoid=408&fcop=left&fpid=2 Larvae
  22. 22. Frog; Rana Spp. (A Carnivorous) Reference:
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