First field evidence for natural vertical transmission of West Nile virus in Culex univittatus complex mosquitoes from Rift Valley province, Kenya.

@article{Miller2000FirstFE,
  title={First field evidence for natural vertical transmission of West Nile virus in Culex univittatus complex mosquitoes from Rift Valley province, Kenya.},
  author={Barry R. Miller and Roger S. Nasci and Marvin S. Godsey and Harry M. Savage and Julius Julian Lutwama and Robert S. Lanciotti and Clarence J. Peters},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={2000},
  volume={62 2},
  pages={240-6}
}
West Nile virus is a mosquito borne flavivirus endemic over a large geographic area including Africa, Asia, and the Middle East. Although the virus generally causes a mild, self-limiting febrile illness in humans, it has sporadically caused central nervous system infections during epidemics. An isolate of West Nile virus was obtained from a pool of four male Culex univittatus complex mosquitoes while we were conducting an investigation of Rift Valley fever along the Kenya-Uganda border in… CONTINUE READING