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Table 1 Infection, dissemination and transmission rates calculated at 7 and 14 days post-infection (dpi) for Aedes aegypti and Ae. albopictus females orally challenged with CHIKV at a titre of 107.3 plaque-forming units per ml

From: Potential of Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus populations in the Central African Republic to transmit enzootic chikungunya virus strains

  Infection rate (%) Dissemination rate (%) Transmission rate (%)
Mosquito species 7 dpi 14 dpi 7 dpi 14 dpi 7 dpi 14 dpi
Aedes aegypti 8/16 (50) 16/59 (27) 7/8 (87) 14/16 (87) 0/7 (0) 4/14 (28)
Aedes albopictus 7/22 (31) 5/44 (11) 3/7 (42) 4/5 (80) 0/3 (0) 3/4 (75)
P a 0.32 0.08 0.11 1.00 0.24
  1. aFisher’s exact test (P < 0.05 indicates significant difference)