Vector-borne Diseases of San Angelo, TX

dc.contributor.advisorEoff, Shirley
dc.contributor.advisorNegovetich, Nicholas
dc.contributor.advisorFohn, Laurel
dc.creatorPrice, Mattie Rita
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-08T21:36:18Z
dc.date.available2017-06-08T21:36:18Z
dc.date.issued2017-05
dc.date.submittedMay 2017
dc.date.updated2017-06-08T21:36:19Z
dc.description.abstractMosquitoes are vectors of viral and parasitic diseases. Some diseases carried by mosquitoes are encephalitis, filariasis, dengue, yellow fever, and malaria. The goal of this research is to identify mosquitoes in San Angelo, Texas, and the human and domesticated animal diseases reported to be vectored by these species. Therefore, in late Fall 2016, mosquitoes were collected from San Angelo using a commercially available CO2 trap. Identified species include Anopheles pseudopunctipennis, An. judithae, An. punctipennis, An. crucians, An. perplexens, An. barbei, An. atropos, Psorophora columbiae, Ochlerotatus hendersoni, Mansonia titillans, and Culex erraticus. Of these, the most common species were C. erraticus and An. pseudopunctipennis. This information may educate people to be aware of these potentially harmful organisms, realize that these common “pests” are more dangerous than they appear, and influence individuals to take safety measures to reduce the chance of acquiring vector-borne diseases.
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2346.1/30692
dc.subjectmosquitoes, viruses, parasites, disease, San Angelo, vector
dc.titleVector-borne Diseases of San Angelo, TX
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dc.type.genreThesis
thesis.degree.departmentBiology
thesis.degree.disciplineBiology
thesis.degree.grantorAngelo State University
thesis.degree.levelUndergraduate
thesis.degree.nameBachelor of Science

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