1921
Volume 5, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
USD

Abstract

Summary

mosquitoes became infected with Eastern equine encephalitis (EEE) from feeding upon an inoculated horse. These mosquitoes, after two weeks' incubation, transmitted infection by bite to a normal horse. Attempts to infect more mosquitoes by permitting them to feed upon this second horse met with failure. The virus which circulated in the blood of the inoculated horse titered as high as 10, a level not commonly attained in horses. The horse infected by mosquito bite had a lower, more usual concentration of virus in its blood, inadequate to infect mosquitoes. The results of these studies prove it possible for an occasional horse to serve as an EEE infection source for mosquitoes. It is believed, however, that horses rarely play an important role in EEE propagation.

Loading

Article metrics loading...

/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.1956.5.802
1956-09-01
2017-09-19
Loading full text...

Full text loading...

http://instance.metastore.ingenta.com/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.1956.5.802
Loading

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