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Volume 7, Number 6—December 2001

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Aedes (Stegomyia) albopictus (Skuse), a Potential New Dengue Vector in Southern Cameroon

Didier Fontenille*†Comments to Author  and Jean Claude Toto*
Author affiliations: *Organisation de Coordination pour la Lutte contre les Endémies en Afrique Centrale (OCEAC), Yaoundé, Cameroon;; †Institut de Recherche pour le Développement, Montpellier, France

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Breeding sites found positive for Aedes albopictus in 2000, southern Cameroon

Types of breeding sites containing water Number of positive / sites sampled of each type Percent Positive (%)
Used tire 36/77 47
Plastic container 7/27 26
Can and broken bottle 9/30 30
Plastic cup 3/6 50
200-L barrel 0/7 0
Abandoned car part 6/35 17
Cement washtub 0/4 0
Flowerpot 0/2 0
Tree hole 0/4 0
Cow horn 0/4 0
Cocoa pod 0/4 0
Enameled plate 1/6 17
Snail shell
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