Effect of temperature on the development of Culiseta melanura (Diptera: Culicidae) and its impact on the amplification of eastern equine encephalomyelitis virus in birds.

@article{Mahmood1998EffectOT,
  title={Effect of temperature on the development of Culiseta melanura (Diptera: Culicidae) and its impact on the amplification of eastern equine encephalomyelitis virus in birds.},
  author={Farida Mahmood and Wayne J. Crans},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  year={1998},
  volume={35 6},
  pages={
          1007-12
        }
}
Eastern equine encephalomyelitis virus (EEE) is perpetuated in a maintenance cycle that involves Culiseta melanura (Coquillett) as the enzootic vector and passerine birds as the amplifying hosts. Amplification of virus in any given year requires an influx of nulliparous Cs. melanura in the presence of susceptible avian hosts. We conducted laboratory experiments at constant temperatures from 10 to 34 degrees C to develop thermal heat summation models to predict emergence in nature. Embryonic… CONTINUE READING

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