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Vector studies on Rift Valley Fever virus in South Africa.
SUMMARY Attempts to isolate Rift Valley fever virus from wild-caught haematophagous flies were made over an 8-year period in the coastal I·owlands of Natal, where the virus causes enzootic infectionExpand
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Environmental temperature on the vector competence of Culex univittatus (Diptera: Culicidae) for West Nile virus.
The effects of the extrinsic incubation temperature on the vector competence of Culex univittatus Theobald for West Nile (WN) virus were studied. A mean titer of 7.0 log10 CPD50/ml of mosquitoExpand
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Aedes furcifer and other mosquitoes as vectors of chikungunya virus at Mica, northeastern Transvaal, South Africa.
  • P. Jupp, B. Mcintosh
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of the American Mosquito Control…
  • 1 September 1990
From 1977 to 1981, studies were conducted on a farm at Mica where Aedes furcifer had been a vector during an epidemic of chikungunya virus in 1976 to determine whether the virus persisted in thisExpand
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Sindbis and West Nile virus infections in the Witwatersrand-Pretoria region.
From mid-December 1983 until mid-April 1984, there was an epidemic of Sindbis (SIN) virus infection in the Witwatersrand-Pretoria region in which hundreds of human cases were diagnosed clinically.Expand
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Experimental assessment of the vector competence of Culex (Culex) neavei Theobald with West Nile and Sindbis viruses in South Africa.
Culex univittatus is the maintenance vector of West Nile (WN) and Sindbis (SIN) viruses on the inland plateau of South Africa and also transfers infection to man. Both viruses have frequently beenExpand
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The taxonomic status of Culex (Culex) univittatus Theobald (Diptera: Culicidae) in South Africa
The study shows that C&x mivittatus in South Africa consists of two morphologically and biologically distinct species, C. whittutus Theobald and C. weavei Theobald. These species are allopatric, C.Expand
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Culex (Culex) pipiens pipiens Linnaeus and Culex (Culex) pipiens quinquefasciatus Say in South Africa: morphological and reproductive evidence in favour of their status as two species.
The study showed that both larvae and adult males of C. pipiens pipiens and C. pipiens quinquefasciatus from Johannesburg, Transvaal, can be distinguish- ed morphologically. Males were separableExpand
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