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Table 2 Summary of ZIKV vector competence experiments of Ae. albopictus populations from Spanish mainland and Balearic Islands

From: Limited risk of Zika virus transmission by five Aedes albopictus populations from Spain

Mosquito population No. of exposed females Feeding rate (%) Positive infected females (%) Plaque assaya Total no. of samples analysed RT-PCR 14 dpib
7 dpi 14 dpi
BA 500 52 88 25 25 150 8
VA 480 23 68 25 25 150 8
PM 392 26 24 25 25 150 6
MA 390 39 32 25 25 150 6
GU 442 39 84 25 25 150 8
  1. aPlaque assay = 25 specimens per population (25 analysis of body, 25 analysis of head and 25 analysis of saliva) and condition
  2. bNumber of saliva samples analysed
  3. Abbreviations: BA, Barcelona; VA, Valencia; PM, Palma de Mallorca; MA, Málaga; GU, Guipúzcoa