Title

West Nile Virus in Mosquitoes of Northern Ohio, 2003

Abstract

From June 19, 2003 to August 18, 2003, we surveyed the mosquitoes of Oberlin, OH, for West Nile Virus (WNV) infection using reverse transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction. A total of 12,055 mosquitoes, representing 17 species or species groups and 4 genera, were collected in gravid traps at seven sites throughout the city, with Culex pipiens/restuans being the most abundant and showing the highest minimum infection rate (MIR) of 0.78. This represents a decrease in WNV enzootic activity from the previous year. Both Cx. pipiens/restuans abundance and MIR increased significantly with date. However, we found no correlation between Cx. pipiens/restuans abundance and MIR.

Publisher

American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Publication Date

8-1-2006

Publication Title

Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene

Department

Biology

Document Type

Article

Language

English

Format

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