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1 March 2013 Child Outdoor Physical Activity is Reduced by Prevalence of the Asian Tiger Mosquito, Aedes albopictus
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We tested the hypothesis that day-biting mosquitoes contribute to child obesity by reducing opportunities for summer outdoor play. The influence of Asian tiger mosquito (Aedes albopictus) prevalence on child outdoor physical activity was compared in 2 matched urban communities, one treated for mosquito abatement and one untreated. More time was spent outdoors by children where abatement took place.

2013 by The American Mosquito Control Association, Inc.
John Worobey, Dina M. Fonseca, Carolina Espinosa, Sean Healy, and Randy Gaugler "Child Outdoor Physical Activity is Reduced by Prevalence of the Asian Tiger Mosquito, Aedes albopictus," Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 29(1), 78-80, (1 March 2013). https://doi.org/10.2987/12-6296R.1
Published: 1 March 2013
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