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The Aedes aegypti Eradication Program
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The  Aedes aegypti Eradication Program
  • Corporate Authors:
    Communicable Disease Center (U.S.), Aedes aegypti Eradication Branch.
  • Description:
    Introduction -- History -- -- How the program works -- Organization -- Field operations -- Working with the community -- -- The program thus far -- Special problems -- Research.

    Two years ago the Public Health Service began a program to eradicate Aedes aegypti (the yellow fever mosquito) from all the still-infested areas under United States responsibility. This mosquito is notorious as a vector of human diseases: of yellow fever, historically one of the most dreaded pestilential diseases; of dengue fever, often called "breakbone fever" because of the pain its victims suffer; and of other hemorrhagic fevers, for example, a severe new type now epidemic in the Orient and moving slowly westward. Here is the story, briefly, of why this mosquito must be eradicated, of how the eradication program works, and of what has been done thus far.

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