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BERMUDI, Patricia Marques Moralejo et al. Aedes aegypti breeding site in an underground rainwater reservoir: a warning. Rev. Saúde Pública [online]. 2017, vol.51, 122.  Epub 11-Dic-2017. ISSN 1518-8787.

We describe the discovery of Aedes aegypti underground breeding site in the Pinheiros neighborhood of São Paulo, SP, during an entomological survey program performed in 2016. Even with intense surveillance and vector control, large numbers of mosquitoes were present in this area. A detailed investigation allowed for the detection of Ae. aegypti in an underground reservoir used for rainwater storage. After the implementation of protection screens in the accesses, the presence of the vector was no longer detected. In this study, we discuss the frequent use of this type of reservoir structure and its risk for mosquito production.

Palabras clave : Aedes; growth & development; Mosquito Vectors; Epidemiological Surveillance; Culicidae.

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