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Table 1 RVFV strains used in this study, and titre of virus in the infectious blood meal after exposure

From: Vector competence of Aedes vexans (Meigen), Culex poicilipes (Theobald) and Cx. quinquefasciatus Say from Senegal for West and East African lineages of Rift Valley fever virus

Virus strain Host Origin Geographic Origin Year of isolation Passage history Lineage Virus titer post exposure (PFU/ml)
Ae. vexans Cx. quinquefasciatus Cx. poicilipes
SHM172805 Human Mauritania 2003 3 East/Central Africa 4.5 × 106 1.5 × 106 9.7 × 108
ArD141967 Cx. poicilipes Mauritania 2000 4 West Africa 5.5 × 106 5.5 × 108 1.1 × 107
AnD133719 Goat Mauritania 1998 7 West Africa 9.5 × 106 1.7 × 106 3 × 106