Detection of Ilheus virus in mosquitoes from southeast Amazon, Brazil

Carla Julia Da Silva Pessoa Vieira, Camila Decol De Andrade, Janaína Rigotti Kubiszeski, David José Ferreira da Silva, Eriana Serpa Barreto, Aimee Leigh Massey, Gustavo Rodrigues Canale, Christine Steiner São Bernardo, Taal Levi, Carlos Augusto Peres, Roberta Vieira De Morais Bronzoni

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Background: Arbovirus surveillance in field-collected mosquitoes is essential in monitoring virus activity to avoid emergence and outbreaks of arboviruses. Methods: We used reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction methods to search for arbovirus in mosquitoes collected in Brazil’s southeast Amazon forest remnants during 2015–2016. Results: We detected Iheus virus (ILHV) RNA in Culex declarator, Culex (Melanoconion) and Ochlerotatus serratus mosquitoes. Conclusions: These results indicate ILHV circulation in the studied area, highlighting its potential emergence in human population. More studies are necessary to confirm the roles of these three species in ILHV maintenance.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)424-427
Number of pages4
JournalTransactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Issue number7
Early online date4 May 2019
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2019


  • Arbovirus
  • Culicidae
  • Zoonosis emergence

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