Free Content Short communication: Susceptibility of Culex sitiens to Japanese encephalitis virus in peninsular Malaysia

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Abstract:

The susceptibility of Culex sitiens to Japanese Encephalitis (JE) virus was examined in the laboratory. Cx. sitiens became infected with JE virus on day 8 and subsequently it is able to transmit the virus when it takes a blood meal. Both parts of the experiment were carried out using artificial membrane feeding technique.

Keywords: Culex sitiens; Japanese encephalitis; susceptibility

Document Type: Short Communication

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-3156.2002.00896.x

Affiliations: Infectious Disease Research Centre, Institute for Medical Research, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

Publication date: June 1, 2002

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