Dec 1, 1975

Arboviruses isolated from mosquitos and man in Surinam

Tropical and Geographical Medicine
R A Haas, A E Arron-Leeuwin

Abstract

In the capital of Surinam, and in parts of the coastal plain and the savannah belt 47 strains of arbovirus were isolated from mosquito pools and from sentinel mice. Most of the strains (51%) were of the Mucambo type. The other types were Guama, Bimiti, Una, Catu, Restan, Maru, and Kwatta. Culex portesi was found to be the principal vector of all but one (Maru) types. Other vectors found to be carriers of arboviruses were Psorophora ferox, Mansonia venezuelensis, and Aëdes serratus. The highest proportion of mosquito pools yielding arboviruses was found in the savannah belt, the lowest in the municipality of Paramaribo.

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Insect Vectors
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