Horticulture Research Station

Mosquito and Arbovirus Activity

Authors: Lyric C. Bartholomay (Iowa State University) , Brendan M. Dunphy (Iowa State University)

  • Mosquito and Arbovirus Activity

    Horticulture Research Station

    Mosquito and Arbovirus Activity

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Abstract

Mosquitoes are public health concerns as vectors of arthropod-borne viruses (arboviruses) and/or as nuisances to humans, so surveillance efforts are important to determine areas and times that may pose a risk. The Horticulture Research Station (HRS), Ames, Iowa, consistently yields mosquitoes that are positive for West Nile virus (WNV). Objectives were to continue to assess human risk by monitoring both mosquitoes and sentinel chickens, which serve as vertebrate hosts for arbovirus.

Keywords: Entomology, RFR A1231

How to Cite:

Bartholomay, L. C. & Dunphy, B. M., (2013) “Mosquito and Arbovirus Activity”, Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms Progress Reports 2012(1).

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Published on
01 Jan 2013
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