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Volume 25, Number 2—February 2019

Vector Competence of Aedes caspius and Ae. albopictus Mosquitoes for Zika Virus, Spain

Rafael Gutiérrez-LópezComments to Author , Sean M. Bialosuknia, Alexander T. Ciota, Tomás Montalvo, Josue Martínez-de la Puente, Laura Gangoso, Jordi Figuerola, and Laura D. Kramer
Author affiliations: Estación Biológica de Doñana, Seville, Spain (R. Gutiérrez-López, J. Martínez-de la Puente, L. Gangoso, J. Figuerola); New York State Department of Health, Slingerlands, New York, USA (S.M. Bialosuknia, A.T. Ciota, L.D. Kramer); Agència de Salut Pública de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain (T. Montalvo); Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Epidemiología y Salud Pública (CIBERESP), Barcelona (T. Montalvo, J. Martínez-de la Puente, J. Figuerola)

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Table 2

Results of generalized linear models analyzing the variation in infection, dissemination, and transmission rates of Zika virus*

Variable Infection rate
Dissemination rate
Transmission rate
χ2 df p value χ2 df p value χ2 df p value
Mosquito species 110.95 1 <0.001 2.08 1 0.15 2.37 1 0.12
Zika virus strain 10.43 1 0.001 1.28 1 0.26 4.91 1 0.03
dpi 0.15 1 0.70 39.61 1 <0.001 26.77 1 <0.001
Zika virus strain • dpi 1.17 1 0.28 1.34 1 0.25 6.70 1 0.01
Mosquito species • Zika virus strain 0.01 1 0.90 0.76 1 0.39 0.01 1 0.94

*Bold indicates significant effect; • indicates interaction between variables;. dpi, days postinfection.

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