INSTITUTO DE DIVERSIDAD Y ECOLOGIA ANIMAL
Unidad Ejecutora - UE
Isolation of yellow fever virus from mosquitoes in Misiones Province, Argentina.
GOENAGA S., FABBRI C., RONDAN DUEÑAS J.C., GARDENAL C.N., ROSSI G.C., CALDERON G., MORALES M.A., GARCÍA J.B., ENRÍA D. Y LEVIS S
VECTOR-BORNE AND ZOONOTIC DISEASES
MARY ANN LIEBERT INC
Lugar: New York; Año: 2012 vol. 12 p. 986 - 986
Yellow fever (YF) is a viral hemorrhagic fever endemic to tropical regions of South America and Africa. From 2007 to 2009 an important epidemic/epizootic of YF was detected in different populations of howler monkeys (Alouatta species) in Misiones, a northeastern Argentinian province. Yellow fever virus (YFV) infection was researched and documented by laboratory tests in humans and in dead Alouatta caraya´. The objective of that research was to investigate the circulation of YFV in mosquitoes, which could be implicated in the sylvatic transmission of YF in Argentina. The above-mentioned mosquitoes were captured in the same geographical region where the epizootic took place. A YFV strain was isolated in cell culture from pools of Sabethes albiprivus. This study is not only the first isolation of YFV from mosquitoes in Argentina, but it is also the first YFV isolation reported in the species Sabethes albiprivus, suggesting that this species might be playing a key role in sylvatic YF in Argentina.