Volume 75, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


Experiments were conducted in the laboratory on to determine the possible role of males in maintaining or sustaining the Chandipura virus (CHPV) activity in nature. This study indicated that infected males are capable of passing on the virus to female sand flies while mating. The infection rate was found to be 12.5% in uninfected females when mated with infected males. The occurrence of venereal transmission of this virus may have epidemiologic importance in the natural cycle of CHPV.


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  • Received : 24 Apr 2006
  • Accepted : 17 Aug 2006

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