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American Journal of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology. 2015, 3(1), 14-17
DOI: 10.12691/ajidm-3-1-3
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Detection of Transovarial Dengue Virus with RT-PCR in Aedes albopictus (Skuse) Larvae Inhabiting Phytotelmata in Endemic DHF Areas in West Sumatra, Indonesia

Emantis Rosa1, , Dahelmi2, Siti Salmah2 and Syamsuardi2

1Department of Biology Lampung University, Lampung Indonesia

2Departement of Biology, Andalas University, Padang, Indonesia

Pub. Date: February 02, 2015

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Emantis Rosa, Dahelmi, Siti Salmah and Syamsuardi. Detection of Transovarial Dengue Virus with RT-PCR in Aedes albopictus (Skuse) Larvae Inhabiting Phytotelmata in Endemic DHF Areas in West Sumatra, Indonesia. American Journal of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology. 2015; 3(1):14-17. doi: 10.12691/ajidm-3-1-3


Transovarial dengue virus detection by RT-PCR in Ae.albopictus larvae that inhabit Phytotelmata has been conducted in several dengue endemic areas in West Sumatra. The purpose of this study was to determine whether larval Ae. albopictus inhabiting Phytotelmata is a potential transmitter of Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF). The results concluded that Ae.albopictus larvae which inhabited Phytotelmata positively contained two serotypes of dengue virus (DEN-1) and (DEN-4) which has the potential to transmit and spread DHF.

transovarial phyotelmata DHF Aedes albopictus

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