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Needed - Just one precedent

Carlos Enrique cenrique at ag.arizona.edu
Wed Oct 18 22:16:01 EST 1995

Could you please translate the sentence that you wrote at the end of your 

On 11 Oct 1995, Martin Hewlett wrote:

> An example of a virus transmitted mechanically is Equine Infectious 
> Anemia virus (a retrovirus/lentivirus).  Transmission is from horse to 
> horse via a Tabanid fly.  In this case, the biting of the fly is 
> irritating and the horse tries to brush it away.  The fly then goes on 
> to the next horse, transmitting a bit of the blood of the first host in 
> the process.  The virus does not replicate in the fly (see Fields 
> "Virology", Chapter 55, page 1579).
> In addition, many arboviruses (such as LaCrosse encephalitis virus) can 
> be transmitted from one vertebrate host to another by mechanical means 
> during interrupted feeding.  In this case, this is a minor pathway, 
> since these viruses replicate quite well in their arthropod hosts.
> Martin Hewlett, Ph.D.
> Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
> University of Arizona
> Tucson, Arizona
> *******  Contemplare, et contemplata aliis tradere *******

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