Developmental Cycle

The biology including aspects of reproduction, feeding, dispersal and other activities is influencing the importance of mosquitoes as pest and the epidemiology of numerous mosquito-borne diseases. Mosquitoes undergo complete metamorphosis, passing through four distinct stages during their life cycle: egg, larva, pupa, adult/imago.

A complete cycle from egg to egg (whole developmental cycle) can be as fast as about 14 days or as long as several months in diapausing species. Larval diapausing as well as hibernation or aestivation in females has been reported in some mosquito species.

Occurrence Maps

Each country has its specific occurrence of CVBDs depending on climate and endemic vectors. See the maps

Clinical Sessions

The following authentic case reports provide insights into selected CVBD cases

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Interesting Links

CVBD and parasito­logical relevant websites. More...

CVBD Digest Articles

Findings from the CVBD symposia. More...