Transmission of western equine encephalomyelitis virus by Argentine Aedes albifasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae).

@article{Avils1992TransmissionOW,
  title={Transmission of western equine encephalomyelitis virus by Argentine Aedes albifasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae).},
  author={Gabriela Avil{\'e}s and Marta S. Sabattini and Carl Mitchell},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  year={1992},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={850-3}
}
Aedes albifasciatus (Macquart) has been considered a potential vector of western equine encephalitis (WEE) virus in Argentina because it has been found naturally infected, it is susceptible to infection per os, and its distribution and feeding habits are compatible with those of an epizootic and epidemic vector. Ae. albifasciatus females collected in the vicinity of Cordoba, Argentina, were highly susceptible to WEE virus perorally (ID50 less than 0.5 Vero cell plaque-forming units) when fed on… CONTINUE READING