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CUNHA, Sergio P et al. Presence of Aedes aegypti in Bromeliaceae and plant breeding places in Brazil. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 2002, vol.36, n.2, pp.244-245. ISSN 1518-8787.

The frequency of Bromeliaceae and other plant breeding places where Aedes aegypti can be found is reported during two consecutive operational cycles (focal treatment) in the city of Rio de Janeiro. These cycles took place from November 12 2000 to March 9 2001 and from March 12 2001 to June 15 2001. This study concentrates on the epidemiological implications resulting from the growing use of these plants as decorative living objects.

Keywords : Aedes; Ecology, vectors; Insect vectors; Dengue [transmission]; Dengue [epidemiology]; Bromeliads; Aedes aegypti.

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