vector-host interactions and epizootiology of eastern equine encephalitis virus in massachusetts.eastern equine encephalitis (eee) virus is a highly pathogenic mosquito-borne zoonosis that is responsible for outbreaks of severe disease in humans and equines, resulting in high mortality or severe neurological impairment in most survivors. in the northeastern united states, eee virus is maintained in an enzootic cycle involving the ornithophilic mosquito, culiseta melanura (coquillett) and passerine birds in freshwater swamp habitats. to evaluate the role of cs. melanura and culiseta morsitan ...201323473221
multiple isolations of eastern equine encephalitis and highlands j viruses from mosquitoes (diptera: culicidae) during a 1996 epizootic in southeastern connecticut.thirty-six isolations of eastern equine encephalitis virus were obtained from 8 species of mosquitoes collected from 5 september through 18 october 1996 during an epizootic in southeastern connecticut. these included culiseta melanura (coquillett) (19 isolates), culex pipiens l. (8), culiseta morsitans (theobald) (3), aedes sollicitans (walker) (2), aedes cantator (coquillett) (1), aedes trivittatus (coquillett) (1), aedes vexans (meigen) (1), and coquillettidia perturbans (walker) (1). isolatio ...19989615549
epizootiology of eastern equine encephalomyelitis virus in upstate new york, usa. iii. population dynamics and vector potential of adult culiseta morsitans (diptera: culicidae). 19817265134
phenology of trophic amd gonobiologic states in culiseta morsitans and culiseta melanura (diptera: culicidae). 19846141295
body size variation of culiseta morsitans in relation to vector potential for eastern equine encephalomyelitis virus.variation in the body size of wild culiseta morsitans collected from massachusetts was examined. no significant size variation was detected at any time during the collection period, nor was there a significant size difference between parous and nulliparous mosquitoes. we conclude that size variation in this species does not affect survivorship, an important aspect of vectorial capacity.19901983021
host associations of mosquitoes at eastern equine encephalitis virus foci in connecticut, usa.eastern equine encephalitis virus (eeev) is a highly pathogenic mosquito-borne arbovirus, with active transmission foci in freshwater hardwood swamps in eastern north america, where enzootic transmission is maintained between the ornithophilic mosquito, culiseta melanura, and wild passerine birds. the role of other locally abundant mosquito species in virus transmission and their associations with vertebrate hosts as sources of blood meals within these foci are largely unknown but are of importa ...201627577939
fecundity of wild-caught gravid culiseta morsitans (diptera: culicidae).culiseta morsitans (theobald) is a mosquito vector of eastern equine encephalitis virus. gravid cs. morsitans were collected from resting shelters during june-september of 2004 and 2005 associated with a natural breeding area known as toad harbor-big bay wildlife management unit in oswego county, new york. specimens were held individually in water-filled containers to encourage egg laying. conditions in captivity provided three site options for oviposition, as follows: on a paper filter above th ...201121485354
molecular identification of blood-meal sources in culiseta melanura and culiseta morsitans from an endemic focus of eastern equine encephalitis virus in new york.eastern equine encephalitis (eee) virus perpetuates in an enzootic cycle involving ornithophilic mosquito vectors, principally culiseta melanura (coquillett) and avian amplification hosts. to better understand the role of cs. melanura and culiseta morsitans (theobald) in the epizootiology of eee virus, we collected blood-fed mosquitoes between 31 may and 15 october 2004 at two sites associated with an eee virus focus in central new york and identified the source of vertebrate blood by nucleotide ...200617172382
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