Dengue Type 2 Virus in Naturally Infected Aedes albopictus Mosquitoes in Singapore

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Science  06 Aug 1965:
Vol. 149, Issue 3684, pp. 638-639
DOI: 10.1126/science.149.3684.638


A strain of dengue type 2 virus has been isolated from Aedes albopictus collected in Singapore. This is the first report of a natural isolation of dengue virus from this species, which has long been suspected as a vector in nature.