Journal article

The global compendium of Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus occurrence

Moritz UG Kraemer, Marianne E Sinka, Kirsten A Duda, Adrian Mylne, Freya M Shearer, Oliver J Brady, Jane P Messina, Christopher M Barker, Chester G Moore, Roberta G Carvalho, Giovanini E Coelho, Wim Van Bortel, Guy Hendrickx, Francis Schaffner, GR William Wint, Iqbal RF Elyazar, Hwa-Jen Teng, Simon I Hay

SCIENTIFIC DATA | NATURE PORTFOLIO | Published : 2015

Abstract

Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus are the main vectors transmitting dengue and chikungunya viruses. Despite being pathogens of global public health importance, knowledge of their vectors' global distribution remains patchy and sparse. A global geographic database of known occurrences of Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus between 1960 and 2014 was compiled. Herein we present the database, which comprises occurrence data linked to point or polygon locations, derived from peer-reviewed literature and unpublished studies including national entomological surveys and expert networks. We describe all data collection processes, as well as geo-positioning methods, database management and quality-control p..

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Grants

Awarded by International Research Consortium on Dengue Risk Assessment Management and Surveillance (IDAMS, European Commission 7th Framework Programme)


Awarded by Wellcome Trust


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Funding Acknowledgements

M.U.G.K. is funded by the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) through a graduate scholarship. M.E.S. is funded by a project grant from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation via the VecNet consortium (http://vecnet.org). O.J.B. is funded by a BBSRC studentship. J.P.M. and G.R.W.W. are funded by the International Research Consortium on Dengue Risk Assessment Management and Surveillance (IDAMS, European Commission 7th Framework Programme (21803), http:www.idams.eu, Publication #28). I.R.F.E. is funded by the Wellcome Trust (#B9RZGS0). VBORNET is an ECDC funded project (contract number ECDC/09/018). S.I.H. is funded by a Senior Research Fellowship from the Wellcome Trust (#095066) which also supports A.M. and K.A.D. S.I.H. and C.M.D. also acknowledge funding support from the RAPIDD program of the Science & Technology Directorate, Department of Homeland Security, and the Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health. FMS is funded by the Rhodes Trust.