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Volume 23, Number 10—October 2017

Usutu Virus RNA in Mosquitoes, Israel, 2014–2015

Batya Mannasse, Ella Mendelson, Laor Orshan, Orna Mor, Uri Shalom, Tamar Yeger, and Yaniv LustigComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Chaim Sheba Medical Center, Ramat Gan, Israel (B. Mannasse, E. Mendelson, O. Mor, Y. Lustig); Medicine, Sackler School of Public Health, Tel-Aviv University, Tel-Aviv, Israel (E. Mendelson); Ministry of Health, Jerusalem, Israel (L. Orshan); Ministry of Environmental Protection, Jerusalem (U. Shalom, T. Yeger)

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Analysis of mosquitoes for Usutu virus, northern Israel, 2014–2015*

Collection site no. Virus name Location of collection site Date of sample collection Mosquito species MLE
1 Usutu, 269 m/2015/Israel Sdeh Eliahu 2015 Jun 30 Culex perexigus 0.0047
2 Usutu, 550 m/2015/Israel Midrach Stream 2015 Sep 8 Cx. perexigus 0.0025
3 Usutu, 558 m/2015/Israel Yeftachel 2015 Sep 8 Cx. pipiens 0.0138
4 Usutu, 569 m/2015/Israel Yeftachel 2015 Sep 8 Cx. pipiens 0.0138
5 Usutu, 593 m/2015/Israel Haifa 2015 Sep 21 Aedes albopictus 1
6 Usutu, 610 m/2014/Israel Kityat Ata 2014 Oct 2 Cx. pipiens 0.0041

*Virus-positive mosquitoes were identified by using real-time reverse transcription PCR. MLE for infection rate was calculated by using the EpiTools epidemiologic calculators method ( = PPVariablePoolSize). MLE, maximum likelihood estimate.

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