Evaluation of the vector competence of a native UK mosquito Ochlerotatus detritus (Aedes detritus) for dengue, chikungunya and West Nile viruses

@inproceedings{Blagrove2016EvaluationOT,
  title={Evaluation of the vector competence of a native UK mosquito Ochlerotatus detritus (Aedes detritus) for dengue, chikungunya and West Nile viruses},
  author={Marcus S. C. Blagrove and Ken Sherlock and Gail Elaine Chapman and Daniel E Impoinvil and Philip J McCall and Jolyon M. Medlock and Gareth John Lycett and Tom Solomon and Matthew Baylis},
  booktitle={Parasites & Vectors},
  year={2016}
}
To date there has been no evidence of mosquito-borne virus transmission of public health concern in the UK, despite the occurrence of more than 30 species of mosquito, including putative vectors of arboviruses. The saltmarsh mosquito Ochlerotatus detritus [syn. Aedes (Ochlerotatus) detritus] is locally common in parts of the UK where it can be a voracious feeder on people. Here, we assess the competence of O. detritus for three major arboviruses: dengue virus (DENV), chikungunya virus (CHIKV… CONTINUE READING
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