Volume 96, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



-based vector control strategies have been proposed as a means to augment the currently existing measures for controlling dengue and chikungunya vectors. Prior to utilizing as a novel vector control strategy, it is crucial to understand the –mosquito interactions. In this study, field surveys were conducted to screen for the infection status of in field-collected . The effects of in its native host toward the replication and dissemination of chikungunya virus (CHIKV) was also studied. The prevalence of -infected field-collected was estimated to be 98.6% ( = 142) for females and 95.1% ( = 102) for males in the population studied. The were naturally infected with both AlbA and AlbB strains. We also found that the native has no impact on CHIKV infection and minimal effect on CHIKV dissemination to secondary organs.

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  • Received : 23 Jun 2016
  • Accepted : 27 Sep 2016
  • Published online : 11 Jan 2017

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