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Zika virus: An updated review of competent or naturally infected mosquitoes.
PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017 Nov; 11(11):e0005933.PN

Abstract

Zika virus (ZIKV) is an arthropod-borne virus (arbovirus) that recently caused outbreaks in the Americas. Over the past 60 years, this virus has been observed circulating among African, Asian, and Pacific Island populations, but little attention has been paid by the scientific community until the discovery that large-scale urban ZIKV outbreaks were associated with neurological complications such as microcephaly and several other neurological malformations in fetuses and newborns. This paper is a systematic review intended to list all mosquito species studied for ZIKV infection or for their vector competence. We discuss whether studies on ZIKV vectors have brought enough evidence to formally exclude other mosquitoes than Aedes species (and particularly Aedes aegypti) to be ZIKV vectors. From 1952 to August 15, 2017, ZIKV has been studied in 53 mosquito species, including 6 Anopheles, 26 Aedes, 11 Culex, 2 Lutzia, 3 Coquillettidia, 2 Mansonia, 2 Eretmapodites, and 1 Uranotaenia. Among those, ZIKV was isolated from 16 different Aedes species. The only species other than Aedes genus for which ZIKV was isolated were Anopheles coustani, Anopheles gambiae, Culex perfuscus, and Mansonia uniformis. Vector competence assays were performed on 22 different mosquito species, including 13 Aedes, 7 Culex, and 2 Anopheles species with, as a result, the discovery that A. aegypti and Aedes albopictus were competent for ZIKV, as well as some other Aedes species, and that there was a controversy surrounding Culex quinquefasciatus competence. Although Culex, Anopheles, and most of Aedes species were generally observed to be refractory to ZIKV infection, other potential vectors transmitting ZIKV should be explored.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Vectopôle Amazonien Emile Abonnenc, Vector Control and Adaptation Unit, Institut Pasteur de la Guyane, Cayenne, French Guiana, France.Vectopôle Amazonien Emile Abonnenc, Vector Control and Adaptation Unit, Institut Pasteur de la Guyane, Cayenne, French Guiana, France.Infectious and Tropical Diseases Unit, Centre Hospitalier Andrée Rosemon, Cayenne, French Guiana, France. Ecosystèmes amazoniens et pathologie tropicale (EPAT), EA 3593, Université de Guyane-Cayenne, French Guiana.Vectopôle Amazonien Emile Abonnenc, Vector Control and Adaptation Unit, Institut Pasteur de la Guyane, Cayenne, French Guiana, France.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review
Systematic Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

29145400

Citation

Epelboin, Yanouk, et al. "Zika Virus: an Updated Review of Competent or Naturally Infected Mosquitoes." PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol. 11, no. 11, 2017, pp. e0005933.
Epelboin Y, Talaga S, Epelboin L, et al. Zika virus: An updated review of competent or naturally infected mosquitoes. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017;11(11):e0005933.
Epelboin, Y., Talaga, S., Epelboin, L., & Dusfour, I. (2017). Zika virus: An updated review of competent or naturally infected mosquitoes. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, 11(11), e0005933. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0005933
Epelboin Y, et al. Zika Virus: an Updated Review of Competent or Naturally Infected Mosquitoes. PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2017;11(11):e0005933. PubMed PMID: 29145400.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Zika virus: An updated review of competent or naturally infected mosquitoes. AU - Epelboin,Yanouk, AU - Talaga,Stanislas, AU - Epelboin,Loïc, AU - Dusfour,Isabelle, Y1 - 2017/11/16/ PY - 2017/11/18/entrez PY - 2017/11/18/pubmed PY - 2017/12/5/medline SP - e0005933 EP - e0005933 JF - PLoS neglected tropical diseases JO - PLoS Negl Trop Dis VL - 11 IS - 11 N2 - Zika virus (ZIKV) is an arthropod-borne virus (arbovirus) that recently caused outbreaks in the Americas. Over the past 60 years, this virus has been observed circulating among African, Asian, and Pacific Island populations, but little attention has been paid by the scientific community until the discovery that large-scale urban ZIKV outbreaks were associated with neurological complications such as microcephaly and several other neurological malformations in fetuses and newborns. This paper is a systematic review intended to list all mosquito species studied for ZIKV infection or for their vector competence. We discuss whether studies on ZIKV vectors have brought enough evidence to formally exclude other mosquitoes than Aedes species (and particularly Aedes aegypti) to be ZIKV vectors. From 1952 to August 15, 2017, ZIKV has been studied in 53 mosquito species, including 6 Anopheles, 26 Aedes, 11 Culex, 2 Lutzia, 3 Coquillettidia, 2 Mansonia, 2 Eretmapodites, and 1 Uranotaenia. Among those, ZIKV was isolated from 16 different Aedes species. The only species other than Aedes genus for which ZIKV was isolated were Anopheles coustani, Anopheles gambiae, Culex perfuscus, and Mansonia uniformis. Vector competence assays were performed on 22 different mosquito species, including 13 Aedes, 7 Culex, and 2 Anopheles species with, as a result, the discovery that A. aegypti and Aedes albopictus were competent for ZIKV, as well as some other Aedes species, and that there was a controversy surrounding Culex quinquefasciatus competence. Although Culex, Anopheles, and most of Aedes species were generally observed to be refractory to ZIKV infection, other potential vectors transmitting ZIKV should be explored. SN - 1935-2735 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/29145400/Zika_virus:_An_updated_review_of_competent_or_naturally_infected_mosquitoes_ L2 - http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0005933 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -