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1 June 2010 Evidence of Vertical Transmission of West Nile Virus in Field-Collected Mosquitoes
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Male and nulliparous female mosquitoes were surveyed for evidence of vertical WNV infection in East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana. Adult male mosquitoes collected by trapping and aspiration, and adult male and nulliparous female mosquitoes reared from field-collected larvae were tested. Adult male Culex spp., female Aedes albopictus (Skuse), and female Culex quinquifasciatus Say mosquitoes that were collected as larvae were test-positive for WNV RNA. Infectious WNV was detected using virus isolation in field-collected male Aedes triseriatus Say and Culex salinarius Coquillett; these data represent the first field evidence of vertical transmission of WNV in Ae. triseriatus and Cx. salinarius.

Isik Unlu, Andrew J. Mackay, Alma Roy, Matt M. Yates, and Lane D. Foil "Evidence of Vertical Transmission of West Nile Virus in Field-Collected Mosquitoes," Journal of Vector Ecology 35(1), (1 June 2010). https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1948-7134.2010.00064.x
Received: 12 August 2009; Accepted: 1 November 2009; Published: 1 June 2010
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