Methods for dissecting arthropod vectors to determine infection rates

  • M. W. Service
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Abstract

In entomological surveys after man-biting insects have been collected and identified it is often important to determine whether they are disease vectors; for example, whether anopheline mosquitoes caught feeding on man are vectors of malaria or filariasis, and if so the infective proportion.

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