Transstadial Transmission of Francisella tularensis holarctica in Mosquitoes, Sweden

@inproceedings{Lundstrm2011TransstadialTO,
  title={Transstadial Transmission of Francisella tularensis holarctica in Mosquitoes, Sweden},
  author={Jan O. Lundstr{\"o}m and Ann-Christin Andersson and Stina B{\"a}ckman and Martina L. Sch{\"a}fer and Mats Forsman and Johanna Thelaus},
  booktitle={Emerging infectious diseases},
  year={2011}
}
In Sweden, human cases of tularemia caused by Francisella tularensis holarctica are assumed to be transmitted by mosquitoes, but how mosquito vectors acquire and transmit the bacterium is not clear. To determine how transmission of this bacterium occurs, mosquito larvae were collected in an area where tularemia is endemic, brought to the laboratory, and reared to adults in their original pond water. Screening of adult mosquitoes by real-time PCR demonstrated F. tularensis lpnA sequences in 14… CONTINUE READING
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