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Biology, diseases and control of Culex mosquitoes


The final medically important mosquito genera we will cover are Culex mosquitoes. In this video, Lisa O’Halloran will discuss the biology, vectored diseases and control of Culex species.

The major Culex borne diseases of humans discussed in this step are lymphatic filariasis, West Nile virus, japanese encephalitis and St. Louis encephalitis, though Culex are also important vectors of many animal diseases including avian malaria.

We have now covered three medically important genera of mosquitoes. We hope that now you have a better understanding of the biology of these species and how knowledge of this and their behaviour can be utilized to facilitate their control.

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