Vector competence of selected African mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) species for Rift Valley fever virus.

@article{Turell2008VectorCO,
  title={Vector competence of selected African mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) species for Rift Valley fever virus.},
  author={Michael J. Turell and Kenneth J. Linthicum and Lisa A. Patrican and Fletcher Davies and Alladin Kairo and Charles L. Bailey},
  journal={Journal of medical entomology},
  year={2008},
  volume={45 1},
  pages={102-8}
}
Outbreaks of Rift Valley fever (RVF) in Egypt, Yemen, and Saudi Arabia have indicated the potential for this disease to spread from its enzootic areas in sub-Saharan Africa. Because little is known about the potential for most African mosquito species to transmit RVF virus (family Bunyaviridae, genus Phlebovirus, RVFV), we conducted studies to determine the vector competence of selected African species of mosquitoes for this virus. All eight species tested [Aedes palpalis (Newstead), Aedes… CONTINUE READING