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Surveillance of Zika virus in field-caught Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus suggests important role of male mosquitoes in viral populations maintenance in Medellín, Colombia.
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The high rate detection of ZIKV in male Aedes mosquitoes pools supports the existence of vertical or venereal transmission in Medellín, which can contribute to ZikV maintenance during low transmission periods and supports alternative transmission pathways as a mechanism to maintain endemism of this arbovirus.
New species and new distributional records of Neotropical Mantispidae (Insecta: Neuroptera).
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The known species richness of Mantispidae from Colombia increases from 21 to 26, and from 16 to 19 species in Panama, and the known names of three new species are described.
Transcriptome of the Aedes aegypti Mosquito in Response to Human Complement Proteins
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It is concluded that active human complement induces significant changes to the transcriptome of Ae.
Transcriptome of the Aedes aegypti Mosquito in Response to Human Complement Proteins
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It is concluded that active human complement induces significant changes to the transcriptome of Ae.
Blood Meals With Active and Heat-Inactivated Serum Modifies the Gene Expression and Microbiome of Aedes albopictus
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The results suggest that heat and further inactivation of complement proteins in human serum may have profound effect on mosquito and microbiome metabolism, which could influence interpretation of the pathogen-host interaction findings when using this type of reagents specially when measuring the effect of Wolbachia in vector competence.
Local-scale virome depiction supports significant differences between Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus
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The mitochondrial diversity of these mosquitoes suggested that the Ae.
Entomovirological Surveillance in Schools: Are They a Source for Arboviral Diseases Transmission?
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Results suggest schools are important sources of arbovirus and health agencies should include these sites in surveillance programs; it is essential to know the source forArboviral diseases transmission and the identification of the most population groups exposed to these diseases to research and developing new strategies.
Local-scale virome depiction supports significant differences between Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus
Aedes spp. comprise the primary group of mosquitoes that transmit arboviruses such as dengue, Zika, and chikungunya viruses to humans, and thus these insects pose a significant burden on public