Detection, isolation, and genetic characterization of Rift Valley fever virus from Anopheles (Anopheles) coustani, Anopheles (Anopheles) squamosus, and Culex (Culex) antennatus of the Haute Matsiatra region, Madagascar.

@article{Ratovonjato2011DetectionIA,
  title={Detection, isolation, and genetic characterization of Rift Valley fever virus from Anopheles (Anopheles) coustani, Anopheles (Anopheles) squamosus, and Culex (Culex) antennatus of the Haute Matsiatra region, Madagascar.},
  author={Jocelyn Ratovonjato and M M Olive and Luciano Michael Tantely and Lala Andrianaivolambo and Etienne Tata and Josette Razainirina and Elisabeth Marie Jeanmaire and J M Reynes and Nohal Elissa},
  journal={Vector borne and zoonotic diseases},
  year={2011},
  volume={11 6},
  pages={753-9}
}
Following veterinary alerts of Rift Valley fever (RVF) in the districts of Fianarantsoa I and II in November 2008 and in the district of Ambalavao in April 2009, entomological and virological investigations were carried out to identify the mosquito species that could act as RVF virus (RVFV) vectors in the region. A total of 12,785 adult mosquitoes belonging to 5 genera and 21 species were collected. After identification, mosquitoes were pooled by species, sex, and female status (fed or unfed… CONTINUE READING