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Volume 27, Number 12—December 2021

Potential Mosquito Vectors for Shuni Virus, South Africa, 2014–2018

Milehna Mara Guarido, Thopisang Motlou, Megan A. Riddin, Caitlin MacIntyre, Sontaga Cris Manyana, Todd Johnson, Maarten Schrama, Erin E. Gorsich, Basil D. Brooke, A. Paulo G. Almeida, and Marietjie VenterComments to Author 
Author affiliations: University of Pretoria, Pretoria, South Africa (M.M. Guarido, T. Motlou, M.A. Riddin, C. MacIntyre, S.C. Manyana, T. Johnson, A.P.G. Almeida, M. Venter); Copperbelt University, Kitwe, Zambia (T. Johnson); Leiden University, Leiden, the Netherlands (M. Schrama); University of Warwick, Coventry, UK (E.E. Gorsich); National Institute for Communicable Diseases/NHLS, Johannesburg, South Africa (B.D. Brooke); University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg (B.D. Brooke); NOVA University of Lisbon, Lisbon, Portugal (A.P.G. Almeida)

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Table 1

Mosquito species positive for Shuni virus, South Africa, January 2014–May 2018

Species No. assayed No. pools positive/no. pools tested Infection rate, % (95% CI)*
Anopheles pharoensis
39.0 (2.4–212.0)
Culex theileri 508 1/22 1.9 (0.1–9.0)
Cx. annulioris
6.7 (0.5–33.6)
Mansonia africana 340 3/13 8.7 (2.6–23.3)
Ma. uniformis
0.8 (0.1–2.7)
Aedes subargenteus 1 1/1 Not applicable†
Ae. mcintoshi 3,653 1/87 0.3 (0.0–1.3)
Aedes spp.
3.6 (0.2–17.2)
Total 7,350 11/221

*Maximum-likelihood estimation: no. positive/no. mosquitoes assayed × 1,000. †When all pools tested were positive for Shuni virus, the likelihood methods failed.

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