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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 4

DENV-2 infection and dissemination rates and Aedes aegypti, Thailanda,b

Dengue strain % infected (totals) % disseminationc (totals)
1349 (endemic) 94.3 (33/35) 84.8 (28/33)
New Guinea C (endemic) 33 (11/33) 90.9 (10/11)
33974 (sylvatic) 13 (6/46) 50 (3/6)
2022 (sylvatic) 8.1 (3/37) 0 (0/3)
1407 (sylvatic) 0 (0/27) 0 (0/0)
  Sylvatic 8.2 (9/110) 33.3 (3/9)

aDENV, dengue virus.
bBlood meal titers are found in Table 1.
cNumber of infected mosquitoes with virus in the legs.
dData for the two endemic strains were not collapsed because they were significantly different.

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