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Volume 10, Number 10—October 2004


Dengue Emergence and Adaptation to Peridomestic Mosquitoes

Abelardo C. Moncayo*1, Zoraida Fernandez*2, Diana Ortiz*, Mawlouth Diallo†, Amadou Sall†, Sammie Hartman*, C. Todd Davis*, Lark L. Coffey*, Christian C. Mathiot†, Robert B. Tesh*, and Scott C. Weaver*Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA; †Institut Pasteur, Dakar, Senegal; 1Current affiliation: Ohio Northern University, Ada, Ohio, USA.; 2Current affiliation: Instituto Venezolano de Investigaciones Cientificas, Caracas, Venezuela.; Dengue Emergence and Adaptation to Mosquitoes

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Table 1

DENV-2 strains used in this studya

Virus strain Virus type Host Passage historyb Blood meal titer (log10TCID50/mL) Location Year
1349 Endemic Human Mosquito 2, C6/36 2 6.5 Burkina Faso (Upper Volta) 1982
New Guinea C Endemic Human Monkey 1, mosquito 4, C6/36 1 8 New Guinea 1944
PM33974 Sylvatic Aedes africanus Toxorhynchites amboinensis 1, C6/36 2 8 Guinea 1981
DAK AR 2022 Sylvatic Ae. africanus SM6, C6/36-2 10 Burkina Faso (Upper Volta) 1980
P8-1407 Sylvatic Sentinel monkey SM3, C6/36-2 9.5 Malaysia 1970

aDENV, dengue virus; TCID50, 50% tissue culture infective dose; SM, suckling mouse.
bC6/36, Ae. albopictus cell culture.

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