1921
Volume 98, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
USD
Buy:USD15.00

Abstract

Abstract.

An overwintering population of has been documented in the Capitol Hill neighborhood of Washington, DC, since 2011. Mitochondrial cytochrome oxidase I () sequence data presented in a previous study traced the origin to the New World. Here, we use microsatellite and 14,071 single nucleotide polymorphisms along with mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) sequences on Washington samples and samples from potential sources to further narrow the origin of this population. Genetically, Washington are closest to populations in Florida, meaning this is the most likely source. Florida experienced the first mosquito-borne transmission of dengue in the United States after decades of absence of this disease, as well as local transmission of chikungunya and Zika in recent years. This suggests that the Capitol Hill, Washington, DC population of is capable of transmitting viruses such as dengue, chikungunya, and Zika in modern US city environments.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

The graphs shown below represent data from March 2017
/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.17-0676
2018-02-07
2018-12-15
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.17-0676
Loading
/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.17-0676
Loading

Data & Media loading...

Supplemental Figure and Table

  • Received : 25 Aug 2017
  • Accepted : 31 Oct 2017

Most Cited This Month

This is a required field
Please enter a valid email address
Approval was a Success
Invalid data
An Error Occurred
Approval was partially successful, following selected items could not be processed due to error