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Volume 56, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Abstract

Mosquitoes were collected using CO and octenol-baited light traps during an outbreak of Japanese encephalitis (JE) on Badu Island in the Torres Strait, Australia in April 1995. A total of 13,300 mosquitoes comprising 12 species were processed for virus isolation. Eight isolates of JE virus were obtained from , with a carriage rate of 2.97:1,000; this mosquito also yielded one Sindbis virus isolate. A reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction was used to sequence the JE viruses, which were compared with published sequences. The eight isolates were 90% homologous with known JE strains but only 68% homologous with other flaviviruses. Among the isolates, 99% homology was obtained, suggesting a common point of origin.

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