Review of ten-years presence of Aedes albopictus in Spain 2004-2014: known distribution and public health concerns

Parasit Vectors. 2015 Dec 23;8:655. doi: 10.1186/s13071-015-1262-y.


Ten years have gone by since the Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus was recorded for the first time in Spain. In this paper, all relevant published information about this vector in Spain for the period 2004-2014 is reviewed. The known distribution for 2014 is provided, including all historical records (published and unpublished data) and the results from samplings of the last year. The consequences on public health about the presence of the Asian tiger mosquito in Spain are also highlighted. Further, legal aspects and control plans related to the management and diseases transmitted by this invasive vector species are also discussed.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aedes / growth & development*
  • Animals
  • Insect Vectors*
  • Public Health
  • Spain