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Volume 7, Number 6—December 2001


Vector Competence of Selected North American Culex and Coquillettidia Mosquitoes for West Nile Virus

Michael R. Sardelis*, Michael J. Turell†Comments to Author , David J. Dohm†, and Monica L. O'Guinn†
Author affiliations: *Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, USA;; †U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases, Fort Detrick, Maryland, USA

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Table 1

Mosquito species tested for susceptibility to infection with West Nile virus

Species Strain Source (year collected) Generation
Culex nigripalpus Indian River Indian River, FL (2000) F0-1
Cx. quinquefasciatus Sebring Sebring County, FL (1988) >F30
Cx. quinquefasciatus Vero Beach Vero Beach, FL (1999) F10-12
Cx. restuans Maryland Frederick & Prince George's Counties, MD (2000,2001) F0
Cx. salinarius Chambers Chambers Co., TX (1992) >F30
Cq. perturbans
Laurel, MD (2000)

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