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Host Feeding Patterns of Culex Mosquitoes and West Nile Virus Transmission, Northeastern United States
Culex salinarius is a bridge vector to humans, while Cx. pipiens and Cx. restuans are more efficient enzootic vectors.
Host feeding pattern of Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae) and its role in transmission of West Nile virus in Harris County, Texas.
The vertebrate hosts of 672 blood-engorged Culex quinquefasciatus Say, collected in Harris County, Texas, during 2005, were identified by nucleotide sequencing PCR products of the cytochrome b gene.Expand
Selection for Virulent Dengue Viruses Occurs in Humans and Mosquitoes
Infection and growth experiments showed that dengue serotype 2 viruses causing d Dengue hemorrhagic fever epidemics (Southeast Asian genotype) can outcompete viruses that causedengue fever only (American genotype). Expand
Host-Feeding Patterns of Potential Mosquito Vectors in Connecticut, USA: Molecular Analysis of Bloodmeals from 23 Species of Aedes, Anopheles, Culex, Coquillettidia, Psorophora, and Uranotaenia
The white-tailed deer serves as the main vertebrate host for these mammalophilic mosquitoes in this region of the United States, and this feeding pattern supports enzootic amplification of arboviruses, including Jamestown Canyon, Cache Valley, and Potosi viruses that perpetuate in cervid hosts. Expand
Diversity of Babesia infecting deer ticks (Ixodes dammini).
To determine whether the presence of nonpathogenic piroplasms may confound field estimates of risk of Babesia microti infection, we identified sporozoites infecting the salivary glands of deer ticksExpand
A new tick-borne encephalitis-like virus infecting New England deer ticks, Ixodes dammini.
To determine if eastern North American Ixodes dammini, like related ticks in Eurasia, maintain tick-borne encephalitis group viruses, we analyzed ticks collected from sites where the agent of LymeExpand
Vector-host interactions governing epidemiology of West Nile virus in Southern California.
The results emphasize the important role of house finches and several other passeriform birds in the maintenance and amplification of WNV in southern California, with Cx. Expand
Differential permethrin susceptibility of head lice sampled in the United States and Borneo.
Head lice in the United States are less susceptible to permethrin than are those in Sabah, and these relatively safe over-the-counter preparations may remain the pediculicides of choice for newly recognized louse infestations. Expand
Efficiency of dengue serotype 2 virus strains to infect and disseminate in Aedes aegypti.
Dengue serotype 2 (DEN-2) viruses with the potential to cause dengue hemorrhagic fever have been shown to belong to the Southeast (SE) Asian genotype. These viruses appear to be rapidly displacingExpand
Prevalence and genetic characterization of Powassan virus strains infecting Ixodes scapularis in Connecticut.
Findings suggest that Powassan virus was independently introduced into these geographical locations in Connecticut and maintained focally in their respective environments. Expand