Affiliation: Institut Pasteur
Ndiaye E, Fall G, Gaye A, Bob N, Talla C, Diagne C, et al
. Vector competence of Aedes vexans (Meigen), Culex poicilipes (Theobald) and Cx. quinquefasciatus Say from Senegal for West and East African lineages of Rift Valley fever virus. Parasit Vectors. 2016;9:94 pubmed publisher
..Our findings revealed that all the species tested were competent for RVFV with a significant more important role of Ae. vexans compared to Culex species and a highest potential of the East African lineage to be transmitted. ..
Talla C, Diallo D, Dia I, Ba Y, Ndione J, Morse A, et al
. Modelling hotspots of the two dominant Rift Valley fever vectors (Aedes vexans and Culex poicilipes) in BarkÃ©dji, SÃ©nÃ©gal. Parasit Vectors. 2016;9:111 pubmed publisher
..However, for the two vectors, proximity to ponds would increase the risk of being in an hotspot area. These results may be useful in the improvement of RVF monitoring and vector control management in the Barkedji area. ..
Diagne C, Diallo D, Faye O, Ba Y, Gaye A, Dia I, et al
. Potential of selected Senegalese Aedes spp. mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) to transmit Zika virus. BMC Infect Dis. 2015;15:492 pubmed publisher
..Further investigations are needed on the vector competence of other species associated with ZIKV for better understanding of the ecology and epidemiology of this virus in Senegal. ..