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Introduction of Aedes albopictus in Gabon: what consequences for dengue and chikungunya transmission?
Trop Med Int Health. 2008 Sep; 13(9):1176-9.TM

Abstract

The 2007 outbreak of chikungunya in Gabon has indicated the potential of this disease to spread beyond its usual range ensuing from the expansion of the mosquito Aedes albopictus. A few cases of dengue (DEN) infection were also detected. Because little is known about the potential for Gabonese mosquito species to transmit both chikungunya and DEN viruses (DENV), we conducted studies to determine the susceptibility of Ae. albopictus and Aedes aegypti collected in Libreville to both viruses by experimental infections. Disseminated infection rates were high for Ae. albopictus infected with chikungunya virus (CHIKV) (66.7-86%) and low with DENV (13-21.4%). Moreover, Ae. aegypti sp. formosus was a less efficient vector of CHIKV than Ae. albopictus. The recent introduction and dissemination of chikungunya associated with the invasion of Ae. albopictus in Africa illustrates the potential for CHIKV to spread to other parts of the world.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Génétique moléculaire des Bunyavirus, Institut Pasteur, Paris, France.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18631309

Citation

Vazeille, Marie, et al. "Introduction of Aedes Albopictus in Gabon: what Consequences for Dengue and Chikungunya Transmission?" Tropical Medicine & International Health : TM & IH, vol. 13, no. 9, 2008, pp. 1176-9.
Vazeille M, Moutailler S, Pages F, et al. Introduction of Aedes albopictus in Gabon: what consequences for dengue and chikungunya transmission? Trop Med Int Health. 2008;13(9):1176-9.
Vazeille, M., Moutailler, S., Pages, F., Jarjaval, F., & Failloux, A. B. (2008). Introduction of Aedes albopictus in Gabon: what consequences for dengue and chikungunya transmission? Tropical Medicine & International Health : TM & IH, 13(9), 1176-9. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3156.2008.02123.x
Vazeille M, et al. Introduction of Aedes Albopictus in Gabon: what Consequences for Dengue and Chikungunya Transmission. Trop Med Int Health. 2008;13(9):1176-9. PubMed PMID: 18631309.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Introduction of Aedes albopictus in Gabon: what consequences for dengue and chikungunya transmission? AU - Vazeille,Marie, AU - Moutailler,Sara, AU - Pages,Frédéric, AU - Jarjaval,Fanny, AU - Failloux,Anna-Bella, Y1 - 2008/07/08/ PY - 2008/7/18/pubmed PY - 2008/10/17/medline PY - 2008/7/18/entrez SP - 1176 EP - 9 JF - Tropical medicine & international health : TM & IH JO - Trop. Med. Int. Health VL - 13 IS - 9 N2 - The 2007 outbreak of chikungunya in Gabon has indicated the potential of this disease to spread beyond its usual range ensuing from the expansion of the mosquito Aedes albopictus. A few cases of dengue (DEN) infection were also detected. Because little is known about the potential for Gabonese mosquito species to transmit both chikungunya and DEN viruses (DENV), we conducted studies to determine the susceptibility of Ae. albopictus and Aedes aegypti collected in Libreville to both viruses by experimental infections. Disseminated infection rates were high for Ae. albopictus infected with chikungunya virus (CHIKV) (66.7-86%) and low with DENV (13-21.4%). Moreover, Ae. aegypti sp. formosus was a less efficient vector of CHIKV than Ae. albopictus. The recent introduction and dissemination of chikungunya associated with the invasion of Ae. albopictus in Africa illustrates the potential for CHIKV to spread to other parts of the world. SN - 1365-3156 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18631309/Introduction_of_Aedes_albopictus_in_Gabon:_what_consequences_for_dengue_and_chikungunya_transmission L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-3156.2008.02123.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -