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Susceptibility of Indigenous and Transplanted Mosquito Spp. to Dengue Virus in Japan


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Title: Susceptibility of Indigenous and Transplanted Mosquito Spp. to Dengue Virus in Japan
Authors: Sasaki, Toshinori / Higa, Yukiko / Bertuso, Arlene G. / Isawa, Haruhiko / Takasaki, Tomohiko / Minakawa, Noboru / Sawabe, Kyoko
Issue Date: 19-Sep-2015
Publisher: 国立感染症研究所 / National Institute of Infectious Diseases
Citation: Japanese Journal of Infectious Diseases, 68(5), pp.425-427; 2015
Abstract: Dengue fever, an acute, mosquito-borne, febrile illness caused by Flavivirus spp., is a problem in Africa, South and Southeast Asia, Latin America, and the Caribbean. A dengue outbreak occurred after nearly 70 years of absence or no detection, and then 158 autochthonous cases occurred in Japan from August to October 15, 2014. The most competent mosquito vectors for dengue virus transmission were Aedes aegypti and A. albopictus. Since A. albopictus is widely distributed across Japan and A. aegypti recently invaded Japan by airplane, we examined the susceptibility of these species to infection by dengue virus.
Keywords: Aedes aegypti / Aedes albopictus / Dengue virus / Imported dengue fever / Susceptibility
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10069/35901
ISSN: 13446304
DOI: 10.7883/yoken.JJID.2014.511
Rights: © 2015 National Institute of Infectious Diseases
Type: Journal Article
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