Aedes mosquito (also known as the yellow fever mosquito) is commonly found in tropical and subtropical regions. It can be identified by white markings present on its legs. Only the female Aedes mosquito bites and sucks blood. The most common species is Aedes aegypti.
It acts as the principal vector for the transmission of various diseases such as dengue, zika fever, chikungunya, and yellow fever. By taking preventive measures (such as covering water containers, tanks, changing the water of cooler regularly) to eradicate Aedes mosquitoes, the spread of dengue and chikungunya can be controlled.
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