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Am J Vet Res. 1975 May;36(5):611-4.

Transmission of hog hog cholera virus by mosquitoes.


Mosquitoes trapped during an epizootic of hog cholera (HC) in Maryland in 1969 were prepared into 40 pools which were inoculated in pigs. Hog cholera virus was confirmed in pigs inoculated with 8 of 40 pools of mosquitoes. Generally, the pigs contracting HC developed chronic infections with persistent viremia that lasted 30 or more days. Two pigs seemed healthy when euthatized 62 and 80 days after inoculation, yet viremia of high titer was detected in each. Experimental studies were performed with 2 laboratory strains of mosquitoes, Aedes aegypti and Culex tarsalis, to determine if biological and mechanical transmission occur. Biological transmission was not confirmed, but HC virus was retained in A aegypti for 3 days. Mechanical transmission was confirmed with A aegypti in 2 of 9 experiments.

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