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- Veronesi, Eva; Paslaru, Anca; Silaghi, Cornelia; Tobler, Kurt; Glavinic, Uros; Torgerson, Paul; Mathis, Alexander
- Parasitology research 2018 v.117 no.6 pp. 1925-1932
- Ochlerotatus japonicus; RNA; West Nile virus; abdomen; birds; blood; cattle; eggs; feeding behavior; females; hemocoel; legs; microbial growth; rearing; relative humidity; saliva; summer; temperature; vector competence; virion; wings; Central European region; Italy; Southern European region; Switzerland; United States
- ... West Nile virus (WNV) is continuously spreading in Eastern and Southern Europe. However, the extent of vector competence of Aedes japonicus (Theobald, 1901) is controversial. In this work, we elucidated the dynamics of virus growth in this invasive mosquito species. Females of Ae. japonicus were reared from eggs collected in the field in Switzerland and fed on bovine blood spiked with two WNV line ...
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