extrinsic incubation period


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ex·trin·sic in·cu·ba·tion pe·ri·od

time required for the development of a disease agent in a vector, from the time of uptake of the agent to the time when the vector is infective.

ex·trin·sic in·cu·ba·tion pe·ri·od

(eks-trin'zik in'kyū-bā'shŭn pēr'ē-ŏd)
Time required for the development of a disease agent in a vector, from the time of uptake of the agent to the time when the vector is infective.
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Extrinsic Incubation Period of Mosquitoes 1/[epsilon](T).
The extrinsic incubation period was 12 days for mosquitoes at 300C, and was reduced to 7 days for mosquitoes incubated at 32[degrees]C and 35[degrees]C.
Temperature promotes mosquito larva development, expands the geographic range of the vector, increases the biting rate, and shortens the extrinsic incubation period (Keating, 2001).
Competent vectors must support virus replication during the extrinsic incubation period to be able to transmit virus.
Here is a clue: he discovered the extrinsic incubation period of yellow fever.