Aedes albopictus from Albania: a potential vector of dengue viruses.

@article{VazeilleFalcoz1999AedesAF,
  title={Aedes albopictus from Albania: a potential vector of dengue viruses.},
  author={M C Vazeille-Falcoz and J E Adhami and Laurence Mousson and François Rodhain},
  journal={Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association},
  year={1999},
  volume={15 4},
  pages={475-8}
}
Aedes albopictus collected in Durazzo, the main port of Albania, were tested for oral susceptibility to dengue type 2 virus and their infection rates were compared to those of an Aedes aegypti strain (Paea) and another strain of Ae. albopictus (Tananarive). Infection rates for the Albanian Ae. albopictus were dose dependent, ranging from 38.9 +/- 13.6% to 85.1% with the titer of the meal increasing from 10 x 8.1 to 10 x 9.1 50% mosquito infectious doses (MID50)/ml. The percentage of infected… CONTINUE READING