Kaeng Khoi virus from naturally infected bedbugs (cimicidae) and immature free-tailed bats

Bull World Health Organ. 1976;53(4):365-9.


Kaeng Khoi virus was recovered from bedbugs (Stricticimex parvus and Cimex insuetus) and from suckling wrinkle-lipped bats (Tadarida plicata) collected in central Thailand. The data implicate bedbugs as possible vectors of this virus.

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Arboviruses / isolation & purification*
  • Bedbugs / microbiology*
  • Chiroptera / microbiology*
  • Thailand