1921
Volume 32, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Abstract

Transovarial transmission of all four dengue serotypes was demonstrated in mosquitoes. The rates of such transmission varied with the serotype and strain of virus. In general, the highest rates were observed with strains of dengue type 1 and the lowest with dengue type 3. Surprisingly, despite the use of viral strains of the four dengue serotypes which gave the highest rates with , transovarial transmission was observed in only with dengue type 1, and then only at a relatively low rate. Five different strains of were employed, including one that was known to be relatively susceptible to oral infection with dengue viruses. The findings support the view that , while of major importance from the point of view of transmission of dengue to man, may be relatively unimportant in the overall natural history of dengue viruses.

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1983-09-01
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  • Accepted : 03 Dec 1982

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