Effect of salt concentration in larval rearing water on susceptibility of Aedes Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) to eastern equine and Venezuelan equine encephalitis viruses.

The effect of salt concentration in larval rearing water on the susceptibility of adult Aedes taeniorhynchus (Wiedemann) and Aedes sollicitans (Skuse) to infection with eastern equine encephalomyelitis (EEE) virus was tested in the laboratory. Ae. sollicitans was more susceptible to infection (79%, n = 82) and viral dissemination (16%) with EEE virus than… CONTINUE READING