Transovarial transmission of Japanese encephalitis virus by mosquitoes

Leon Rosen, Robert B. Tesh, Jih Ching Lien, John H. Cross

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Female Aedes albopictus and Aedes togoi mosquitoes infected with Japanese encephalitis virus either by intrathoracic inoculation or by ingestion of a virus-sucrose-erythrocyte mixture transmitted the virus to a small percentage of their F1 progeny. Adult F1 female Aedes albopictus thus infected transmitted the virus in turn to newly hatched chickens by feeding on them.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)909-911
Number of pages3
Issue number4331
StatePublished - 1978
Externally publishedYes

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