Cotton Rats and House Sparrows as Hosts for North and South American Strains of Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus

@inproceedings{Arrigo2010CottonRA,
  title={Cotton Rats and House Sparrows as Hosts for North and South American Strains of Eastern Equine Encephalitis Virus},
  author={Nicole C. Arrigo and Angela P Adams and Douglas M. Watts and Patrick C. Newman and Scott C. Weaver},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
  year={2010}
}
Eastern equine encephalitis virus (EEEV; family Togaviridae, genus Alphavirus) is an arbovirus that causes severe disease in humans in North America and in equids throughout the Americas. The enzootic transmission cycle of EEEV in North America involves passerine birds and the ornithophilic mosquito vector, Culiseta melanura, in freshwater swamp habitats. However, the ecology of EEEV in South America is not well understood. Culex (Melanoconion) spp. mosquitoes are considered the principal… CONTINUE READING

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