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Research Article

Venezuelan Equine Encephalitis Virus in Iquitos, Peru: Urban Transmission of a Sylvatic Strain

  • Amy C. Morrison mail,

    amy.aegypti@gmail.com

    Affiliations: Naval Medical Research Center Detachment, Iquitos and Lima, Peru, Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America

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  • Brett M. Forshey,

    Affiliation: Naval Medical Research Center Detachment, Iquitos and Lima, Peru

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  • Desiree Notyce,

    Affiliations: Naval Medical Research Center Detachment, Iquitos and Lima, Peru, Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America

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  • Helvio Astete,

    Affiliation: Naval Medical Research Center Detachment, Iquitos and Lima, Peru

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  • Victor Lopez,

    Affiliation: Naval Medical Research Center Detachment, Iquitos and Lima, Peru

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  • Claudio Rocha,

    Affiliation: Naval Medical Research Center Detachment, Iquitos and Lima, Peru

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  • Rebecca Carrion,

    Affiliation: Naval Medical Research Center Detachment, Iquitos and Lima, Peru

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  • Cristhiam Carey,

    Affiliation: Dirección Ejecutiva de Epidemiología de Salud de Loreto, Iquitos, Peru

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  • Dominique Eza,

    Affiliation: Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America

    Current address: Department of Histopathology, St Thomas' Hospital, London, United Kingdom

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  • Joel M. Montgomery,

    Affiliations: Naval Medical Research Center Detachment, Iquitos and Lima, Peru, Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Tadeusz J. Kochel

    Affiliation: Naval Medical Research Center Detachment, Iquitos and Lima, Peru

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  • Published: December 16, 2008
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0000349

About the Authors

Amy C. Morrison, Brett M. Forshey, Desiree Notyce, Helvio Astete, Victor Lopez, Claudio Rocha, Rebecca Carrion, Joel M. Montgomery, Tadeusz J. Kochel
Naval Medical Research Center Detachment, Iquitos and Lima, Peru
Amy C. Morrison, Dominique Eza
Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, California, United States of America
Desiree Notyce
Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
Cristhiam Carey
Dirección Ejecutiva de Epidemiología de Salud de Loreto, Iquitos, Peru
Joel M. Montgomery
Centers for Disease Control, Atlanta, Georgia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: amy.aegypti@gmail.com

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: ACM CR CC JMM TJK. Performed the experiments: ACM DN HA VL CR RC DE. Analyzed the data: ACM BMF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: TJK. Wrote the paper: ACM BMF DN. Provided local approval to carry out study: CC. Edited manuscript and performed data management: DE. Edited manuscript: JMM TJK.