Forced Zika Virus Infection of Culex pipiens Leads to Limited Virus Accumulation in Mosquito Saliva

@article{Abbo2020ForcedZV,
  title={Forced Zika Virus Infection of Culex pipiens Leads to Limited Virus Accumulation in Mosquito Saliva},
  author={Sandra R Abbo and Chantal B. F. Vogels and Tessa M. Visser and Corinne Geertsema and Monique M. van Oers and Constantianus J. M. Koenraadt and Gorben P. Pijlman},
  journal={Viruses},
  year={2020},
  volume={12}
}
Zika virus (ZIKV) is a mosquito-borne pathogen that caused a large outbreak in the Americas in 2015 and 2016. The virus is currently present in tropical areas around the globe and can cause severe disease in humans, including Guillain-Barré syndrome and congenital microcephaly. The tropical yellow fever mosquito, Aedes aegypti, is the main vector in the urban transmission cycles of ZIKV. The discovery of ZIKV in wild-caught Culex mosquitoes and the ability of Culex quinquefasciatus mosquitoes… 

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