Zika vector transmission risk in temperate Australia: a vector competence study

  title={Zika vector transmission risk in temperate Australia: a vector competence study},
  author={Jean-Bernard Duchemin and Peter T. Mee and Stacey E. Lynch and Ravikiran Vedururu and Lee Trinidad and Prasad N Paradkar},
  booktitle={Virology Journal},
Zika virus is an emerging pathogen of global importance. It has been responsible for recent outbreaks in the Americas and in the Pacific region. This study assessed five different mosquito species from the temperate climatic zone in Australia and included Aedes albopictus as a potentially invasive species. Mosquitoes were orally challenged by membrane feeding with Zika virus strain of Cambodia 2010 origin, belonging to the Asian clade. Virus infection and dissemination were assessed by… CONTINUE READING
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