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Table 2 Infection, dissemination and transmission of Culex quinquefasciatus following consumption of a blood meal containing Japanese encephalitis virus genotype III

From: Susceptibility of Aedes albopictus and Culex quinquefasciatus to Japanese encephalitis virus

Species Blood meal titre (PFU/ml) Blood feeding rate (%)   Dpi 7 (%)a Dpi 14 (%)a
Culex quinquefasciatus, Tanzania 1.8 × 106 79/211 (37) Infection (body) 5/10 (50) 23/29 (79)
   Dissemination (legs) 1/5 (20) 4/23 (17)
   Transmission (saliva) 1/1 (100) 2/4 (50)
  1. Groups of mosquitoes were maintained at 25 °C for the indicated time periods
  2. Dpi days post-inoculation
  3. aNumber of mosquitoes dissected is shown by the denominator