|Description:||This is an enlarged view of an Aedes triseriatus mosquito |
larva. The A. triseriatus mosquito is known as one of the
many arthropodal vectors responsible for spreading the
arboviral encephalitis, West Nile virus (WNV) to human beings
through their bite when obtaining a blood meal.WNV is maintained in nature in a transmission cycle that involves
primarily birds and mosquitoes.
The main route of human infection is through the bite of an
Mosquitoes become infected when they feed on infected birds,
which may circulate the virus in their blood for a few days.
Infectious mosquitoes carry virus particles in their salivary
glands and infect susceptible bird species during blood-meal
feeding. Bird reservoirs will sustain an infectious viremia for 1 to
4 days after exposure, after which the hosts that survive develop
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