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Volume 8, Number 12—December 2002


Isolation and Genetic Characterization of Rift Valley fever virus from Aedes vexans arabiensis, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Barry R. Miller*Comments to Author , Marvin S. Godsey*, Mary Crabtree*, Harry M. Savage*, Yagob Al-Mazrao†, Mohammed H. Al-Jeffri†, Abdel-Mohsin M. Abdoon†, Suleiman M. Al-Seghayer†, Ali M. Al-Shahrani†, and Thomas G. Ksiazek*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Ministry of Health, Riyadh, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia;

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Table 1

Arthropods collected in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, December 5–13, 2000

Taxon Female Male
Specimens reared from larvae and pupae
Aedes vexans arabiensis 887 858
Ae. vittatus 0 2
Culex pipiens complex 67 47
Specimens collected in carbon dioxide–baited light trap
Anopheles dthali 50 0
Ae. vexans arabiensis 122 0
Ae. vittatus 6 3
Ae. aegypti 2 0
Ae. unilineatus 18 3
Cx. pipiens complex 266 149
Cx. nebulosus 1 0
Cx. salisburiensis 1 0
Cx. tritaeniorhynchus 42 0
Aedes species 16 0
Anopheles species 142 1
Culex species 31 0
Psychodidae 61 18
Ceratopogonidae 26 3

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