Accession Number : ADA131315

Title :   Studies on the Transovarial Transmission of Phlebotomus Fever Viruses in Sandflies.

Descriptive Note : Annual progress rept. no. 2, 31 Jan-31 Dec 81,

Corporate Author : YALE UNIV NEW HAVEN CONN SCHOOL OF MEDICINE

Personal Author(s) : Tesh,Robert B

PDF Url : ADA131315

Report Date : Feb 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 6

Abstract : Laboratory colonies of 3 sandfly species (Phlebotomus papatas, L. longipalpis and L. anthophora) were established. Rio Grande virus (family Bunyaviridae, genus Phlebovirus) replicated in L. anthophora and was transovarially transmitted by this species after intrathoracic inoculation. Multiplication and transvarial transmission of Pacui virus was also demonstrated in L.longipalpis. Multiplication of Naples sandfly fever virus was shown in P. papatasi. Initial attempts to establish a sandfly cell culture are promising, but growth of the cells is slow.

Descriptors :   *Viruses, *Sandfly fever virus infection, Colonies(Biology), Disease vectors, Infectious disease transmission

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research
      Microbiology

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