National Institute of Animal Health (NIAH)

Topics in Animal Health Research 2000

20. Persistence of Akabane virus in the bodies of mosquitoes blood-sucked from livestock


  Anopheles sinensis was captured in largest numbers at a deershed and a cowshed in Morioka city and followed by Culex pipiens pallens and Aedes japonicus. These mosquitoes blood-sucked from deer and cows. Since the Akabane virus was infused into to the thorax of Anopheles sinensis, the virus was held for more than 20 days in the body of the mosquito. (Livestock Environment Lab., Department of Animal Production and grassland Farming, National Agricultural Research Center for Tohoku. TEL +81-019-643-3544)


  Yamashita, N. et al. :Vectorial role of Aedine mosquitoes in Akabane virus transmission. J. Jpn. Vet. Med. Assoc., 52: 763-767 (1999)