Survey of West Nile and Banzi Viruses in Mosquitoes, South Africa, 2011–2018

Caitlin MacIntyre, Milehna Mara Guarido, Megan Amy Riddin, Todd Johnson, Leo Braack, Maarten Scharama, Erin Gorsich, Antonio Paulo Gouveia Almeida, Marietjie Venter

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Abstract

We collected >40,000 mosquitoes from 5 provinces in South Africa during 2011–2018 and screened for zoonotic flaviviruses. We detected West Nile virus in mosquitoes from conservation and periurban sites and potential new mosquito vectors; Banzi virus was rare. Our results suggest flavivirus transmission risks are increasing in South Africa.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)164-169
Number of pages6
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Volume29
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 2023

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