A preliminary experiment currently being completed suggests that viremias in swine infected with WNV (New York Crow, 1999) propagated in Aedes albopictus is of greater magnitude and longer duration than viremias in swine infected with WNV propagated in Vero 76 cells. This preliminary observation suggests that virus propagated in cell culture may not be appropriate for studies to determine the WNV reservoir potential of different animal species and for associated vector competency studies. The final results of the comparative study will be presented.
Species 1: Diptera Culicidae Aedes albopictus (Asian tiger mosquito)
Keywords: West Nile virus, swine
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