Vector competence analyses on aedes aegypti mosquitoes using zika virus

Sasha R. Azar, Scott C. Weaver

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The procedures presented describe a generalized methodology to infect Aedes aegypti mosquitoes with Zika virus under laboratory conditions to determine the rate of infection, disseminated infection, and potential transmission of the virus in the mosquito population in question. These procedures are widely utilized with various modifications in vector competence evaluations globally. They are important in determining the potential role that a given mosquito (i.e., species, population, individual) may play in the transmission of a given agent.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numbere61112
Pages (from-to)1-7
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Visualized Experiments
Issue number159
StatePublished - May 2020


  • Aedes
  • Aedes aegypti
  • Arbovirus
  • Immunology and Infection
  • Issue 159
  • Mosquito
  • Vector competence
  • Zika

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Neuroscience
  • General Chemical Engineering
  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology
  • General Immunology and Microbiology


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