Growth and transovarial transmission of chandipura virus (Rhabdoviridae: Vesiculovirus) in Phlebotomus papatasi

R. B. Tesh, G. B. Modi

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Chandipura virus multiplied in sand flies (Phlebotomus papatasi) following intrathoracic inoculation. Within 24 hours, mean virus titers in infected flies increased approximately 4 logs. Experimentally infected P. papatasi transmitted the virus by bite to newborn mice and by transovarial transmission to their progeny. Eight percent of the F1 offspring of experimentally infected female parents were infected with Chandipura virus.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)621-623
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases

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