Culiseta

A genus of mosquitoes (family Culicidae). They are vectors for a number of diseases of humans and of domestic and wild animals and birds.
- C. inornata mosquito species that is a secondary or suspected vector of Western equine encephalitis and California group encephalitis within the United States.
- C. melanura a species of mosquito that is the principal endemic vector of Eastern equine encephalomyelitis virus; since this species feeds primarily on birds, other mosquitoes (Aedes spp.) transmit the virus from birds to humans and horses.

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Cu·li·se·ta (ku″lĭ-seґtə) a genus of mosquitoes of the subfamily Culicinae, some of whom transmit disease viruses; formerly called Theobaldia. C. inoraґta is a vector of the Cache Valley virus and C. melanuґra is a vector of the eastern and western equine encephalomyelitis viruses.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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