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- Byrd, B. D., et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 2013 v.29 no.2 pp. 133-137
- hamsters; humans; Ochlerotatus japonicus; Rift Valley fever phlebovirus; viruses; mortality; lambs; pests; calves; Aedes; adults; North Carolina; Maryland
- ... Aedes japonicus japonicus was introduced into the northeastern USA in 1998 and has since spread to more than 25 states. Because this species has been shown to be a competent laboratory vector of several viruses, readily feeds on large mammals, and has become a pest in several areas, there is concern that it might serve as a vector of Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) should that virus be introduced i ...