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Volume 11, Number 12—December 2005

Research

Postepizootic Persistence of Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus, Venezuela

Juan-Carlos Navarro*, Gladys Medina†, Clovis Vasquez‡, Lark L. Coffey§, Eryu Wang§, Alexander Suárez*‡, Hernán Biord#, Marlene Salas¶, and Scott C. Weaver§Comments to Author 
Author affiliations: *Universidad Central de Venezuela, Caracas, Venezuela; †Instituto Nacional de Investigaciones Agropecuarias, Maracay, Venezuela; ‡Instituto Nacional de Higiene, Caracas, Venezuela; #Sociedad Venezolana de Ciencias Naturales, Venezuela; ¶Ministerio de Agricultura y Tierras, Barinas, Venezuela; §University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA

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Table 4

Mosquitoes collected in the regions affected by the 2000 and 2003 Venezuelan equine encephalitis outbreaks

Species Study site
Total
Zamora Obispos Arismendi
Culex (Melanoconion) dunni 133 924 25 1,082
Cx. (Mel.) spissipes 26 15 41
Cx. (Mel.) pedroi* 1 1
Cx. (Mel.) theobaldi 1 1
Cx. (Mel.) ocossa* 13 6 19
Cx. (Mel.) panocossa* 5 5
Cx. (Mel.) sp. Mel Section 24 120 144
Cx. (Cux.) spp. 800 132 45 977
Psorophora albipes 39 18 57
Ps. ferox 2 5 7
Ps. lineata 1 1
Ps. cingulata 7 3 10
Aedes fulvus† 2 2
Ae. scapularis† 6 44 9 59
Uranotaenia calosomata 17 5 22
Trichoprosopon digitatum 12 1 13
Trichoprosopon sp. 1 1
Wyeomyia (Phoniomyia) sp. 2 2
Uranotaenia geometrica 2 2
Coquillettidia arribalzagae 6 70 76
C. nigricans 5 5
C. juxtamansonia 7 7
Mansonia titillans 10 169 179
Limatus asulleptus 4 4
Aedomyia squamipennis 3 3
Anopheles sp. 2 2

*Proven enzootic vectors of Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus.

†Suspected bridge vectors.

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