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Research Article

Impact of Wolbachia on Infection with Chikungunya and Yellow Fever Viruses in the Mosquito Vector Aedes aegypti

  • Andrew F. van den Hurk mail,

    andrew_hurk@health.qld.gov.au

    Affiliation: Public Health Virology, Communicable Diseases Unit, Queensland Health Forensic and Scientific Services, Coopers Plains, Australia

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  • Sonja Hall-Mendelin,

    Affiliation: Public Health Virology, Communicable Diseases Unit, Queensland Health Forensic and Scientific Services, Coopers Plains, Australia

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  • Alyssa T. Pyke,

    Affiliation: Public Health Virology, Communicable Diseases Unit, Queensland Health Forensic and Scientific Services, Coopers Plains, Australia

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  • Francesca D. Frentiu,

    Affiliations: School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Australia, Institute for Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Australia

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  • Kate McElroy,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Andrew Day,

    Affiliation: Public Health Virology, Communicable Diseases Unit, Queensland Health Forensic and Scientific Services, Coopers Plains, Australia

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  • Stephen Higgs,

    Affiliation: Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

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  • Scott L. O'Neill

    Affiliation: School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Australia

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  • Published: November 01, 2012
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0001892

About the Authors

Andrew F. van den Hurk, Sonja Hall-Mendelin, Alyssa T. Pyke, Andrew Day
Public Health Virology, Communicable Diseases Unit, Queensland Health Forensic and Scientific Services, Coopers Plains, Australia
Francesca D. Frentiu, Scott L. O'Neill
School of Biological Sciences, Monash University, Clayton, Australia
Francesca D. Frentiu
Institute for Health and Biomedical Innovation, Queensland University of Technology, Kelvin Grove, Australia
Kate McElroy, Stephen Higgs
Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: andrew_hurk@health.qld.gov.au

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AFVDH SH SLO. Performed the experiments: AFVDH SH-M KM AD SH. Analyzed the data: FDF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ATP. Wrote the paper: AFVDH FDF SLO.