Monday, August 3, 2009

Case of Week 80

The following insect is a vector of 2 important South American viruses. Identification?

Bonus: list the viruses


Anonymous said...

Could it be a Tse-tse fly. Trypanosomiasis
2 forms Rodesian also known as Nagana and Gambian "sleeping sickness"

Anonymous said...

Aedes aegytius.
Flaviviruses: dengue and yellow fever.
BW in VT

Vanessa said...

Aedes aegypti by the markings on the scutum. For the viruses, dengue certainly, and ... yellow fever?