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Volume 23, Number 3—March 2017

Research Letter

Zika Virus Vector Competency of Mosquitoes, Gulf Coast, United States

Charles E. Hart1, Christopher M. Roundy1, Sasha R. Azar, Jing H. Huang, Ruimei Yun, Erin Reynolds, Grace Leal, Martin R. Nava, Jeremy Vela, Pamela M. Stark, Mustapha Debboun, Shannan L. Rossi, Scott C. Weaver, Saravanan ThangamaniComments to Author , and Nikos VasilakisComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, USA (C.E. Hart, C.M. Roundy, S.R. Azar, J.H. Huang, R. Yun, E. Reynolds, G. Leal, S. Rossi, N. Vasilakis, S. Thangamani, S.C. Weaver); Harris County Public Health, Houston, Texas, USA (M.R. Nava, J. Vela, P.M. Stark, M. Debboun)

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Table

Potential mosquito vectors of southern United States that showed no infection, dissemination, or transmission of Zika virus*

Virus strain Mosquito species/strain Blood meal Dose, log10 FFU/mL No./time point Days tested after feeding
MEX 1–44 (Mexico 2015)
Culex quinquefasciatus (colonized) Artificial 6 20 10, 17
Aedes taeniorhynchus (colonized)
Artificial
6
20
10, 17
DAK AR 41525 (Senegal 1985)
Cx. quinquefasciatus (colonized)
Artificial
4, 5, 6
20
3, 7, 14
FSS 13025 (Cambodia 2010)
Cx. quinquefasciatus (colonized) Artificial 4, 5, 6 20 3, 7, 14
Cx. quinquefasciatus (Houston F2)
Murine
4, 6, 7
5
3, 7, 14
MEX 1–7 (Mexico 2015)
Cx. quinquefasciatus (colonized) Artificial 4, 5, 6 20 3, 7, 14
Cx. quinquefasciatus (Houston F2)
Murine
6
26
14
PRABC59 (Puerto Rico 2015) Cx. quinquefasciatus (Houston F2) Murine 7 21 14

*Infection, dissemination, and transmission rates were all 0. FFU, focus-forming units.

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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