Global compendium of Aedes aegypti o…

Occurrence dataset published by Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine, Co…

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Full Title

Global compendium of Aedes aegypti occurrence

Description

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which comprises occurrence data linked to point or polygon locations, derived from peer-reviewed literature and unpublished studies including national entomological surveys and expert networks.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 procedures. This is the first comprehensive global database of Ae. aegypti and Ae. albopictus occurrence, consisting of 19,930 and 22,137 geo-positioned occurrence records respectively. Both datasets can be used for a variety of mapping and spatial analyses of the vectors and, by inference, the diseases they transmit.

Language of Metadata

ENGLISH

Language of Data

ENGLISH

Metadata author
Roderic D. M. Page
Originator
Moritz U. G. Kraemer

39,806 Georeferenced data

Other Contacts

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

Taxonomic Coverage

KINGDOM
Animalia
PHYLUM
Arthropoda
CLASS
Insecta
ORDER
Diptera
FAMILY
Culicidae
GENUS
Aedes
SPECIES
Aedes aegypti

References

Kraemer, Moritz U. G., Sinka, Marianne E., Duda, Kirsten A., Mylne, Adrian, Shearer, Freya M., Brady, Oliver J., … Hay, Simon I. (2015). Data from: The global compendium of Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus occurrence. Dryad Digital Repository. http://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.47v3c
http://doi.org/10.5061/dryad.47v3c

Kraemer, M. U. G., Sinka, M. E., Duda, K. A., Mylne, A., Shearer, F. M., Brady, O. J., … Hay, S. I. (2015, July 7). The global compendium of Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus occurrence. Scientific Data. Nature Publishing Group. http://doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2015.35
http://doi.org/10.1038/sdata.2015.35

Kraemer, M. U., Sinka, M. E., Duda, K. A., Mylne, A. Q., Shearer, F. M., Barker, C. M., … Hay, S. I. (2015, June 30). The global distribution of the arbovirus vectors Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus . eLife. eLife Sciences Organisation, Ltd. http://doi.org/10.7554/elife.08347
http://doi.org/10.7554/elife.08347