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Volume 23, Number 8—August 2017

Characterization of Fitzroy River Virus and Serologic Evidence of Human and Animal Infection

Cheryl A. Johansen1Comments to Author , Simon H. Williams1, Lorna Melville, Jay Nicholson, Roy A. Hall, Helle Bielefeldt-Ohmann, Natalie A. Prow, Glenys R. Chidlow, Shani Wong, Rohini Sinha, David T. Williams, W. Ian Lipkin, and David W. Smith
Author affiliations: The University of Western Australia, Nedlands, Western Australia, Australia (C.A. Johansen, J. Nicholson, S. Wong, D.W. Smith); PathWest Laboratory Medicine Western Australia, Nedlands (C.A. Johansen, G.R. Chidlow, D.W. Smith); Columbia University, New York, New York, USA (S.H. Williams, R. Sinha, W.I. Lipkin); The Northern Territory Government, Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia (L.F. Melville); The University of Queensland, St. Lucia, Queensland, Australia (R.A. Hall, H. Bielefeldt-Ohmann, N.A. Prow); The University of Queensland, Gatton, Queensland, Australia (H. Bielefeldt-Ohmann); CSIRO Australian Animal Health Laboratory, Geelong, Victoria, Australia (D.T. Williams)

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Table 4

Minimum infection rates of mosquitoes infected with FRV, Western Australia, Australia, 2011 and 2012*

Year, location, mosquito species No. isolates Minimum infection rate†
Fitzroy Crossing
Ae. (Ochlerotatus) normanensis 2 0.8
An. (Cellia) amictus
Ae. (Ochlerotatus) normanensis 3 2.5
Ae. (Ochlerotatus) normanensis 7 1.4
Ae. (Ochlerotatus) normanensis 1 1.8
Cx. (Culex) annulirostris 1 0.2
Damaged Aedes spp. 1 1.1

*Ae., Aedes; An., Anopheles; Cx, Culex; FRV, Fitzroy River virus.
†No. FRV-infected mosquitoes/1,000 mosquitoes; calculated according to (35).

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