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Volume 37, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Abstract

We investigated whether concurrent ingestion of dengue 2 virus and microfilariae of would increase viral infection and dissemination rates in . Infection rates were similar in mosquitoes that ingested virus alone or both virus and microfilariae concurrently. However, viral dissemination rates, as determined by recovery of dengue virus from both legs and bodies separately, were significantly greater in mosquitoes that ingested both agents concurrently than in those that ingested virus alone. This study confirms that vectorial capacity of a natural vector of an arbovirus may be enhanced by the concurrent ingestion of microfilariae.

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1987-07-01
2017-09-25
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  • Accepted : 23 Dec 1986

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