Failure of rubella virus to replicate in mosquitoes

Robert B. Tesh, Leon Rosen

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Rubella virus failed to replicate in mosquitoes (Aedes albopictus and Culex fatigans) following parenteral inoculation. The virus was demonstrated in mosquitoes tested immediately after inoculation but was not detected in insects sampled 7, 14 and 21 days postinoculation. This experiment provides further evidence that rubella is not an arbovirus, but does not invalidate its classification as a togavirus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)216-219
Number of pages4
Issue number3-4
StatePublished - 1975
Externally publishedYes


  • Arbovirus
  • Mosquitoes
  • Rubella virus
  • Togavirus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases


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