Isolation and genetic characterization of Rift Valley fever virus from Aedes vexans arabiensis, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Barry R. Miller, Marvin S. Godsey, Mary B. Crabtree, Harry M. Savage, Yagob Al-Mazrao, Mohammed H. Al-Jeffri, Abdel Mohsin M. Abdoon, Suleiman M. Al-Seghayer, Ali M. Al-Shahrani, Thomas G. Ksiazek

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Abstract

An outbreak of Rift Valley fever in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and Yemen in 2000 was the first recognized occurrence of the illness outside of Africa and Madagascar. An assessment of potential mosquito vectors in the region yielded an isolate from Aedes vexans arabiensis, most closely related to strains from Madagascar (1991) and Kenya (1997).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1492-1494
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume8
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2002
Externally publishedYes

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  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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Miller, B. R., Godsey, M. S., Crabtree, M. B., Savage, H. M., Al-Mazrao, Y., Al-Jeffri, M. H., Abdoon, A. M. M., Al-Seghayer, S. M., Al-Shahrani, A. M., & Ksiazek, T. G. (2002). Isolation and genetic characterization of Rift Valley fever virus from Aedes vexans arabiensis, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. Emerging infectious diseases, 8(12), 1492-1494. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid0812.020194