Accession Number : AD0433866


Title :   ATTRACTIVENESS AND REPELLENCY OF MAN TO MOSQUITO BITES.


Descriptive Note : Annual progress rept., 1 July 63-15 Feb 64,


Corporate Author : CALIFORNIA UNIV SAN FRANCISCO MEDICAL CENTER


Personal Author(s) : Maibach,Howard I


Report Date : 03 Mar 1964


Pagination or Media Count : 9


Abstract : In the first 8 months of investigating the attractiveness of humans to mosquitoes it was demonstrated that under ordinary working conditions there is little variability in the biting avidity of the female Aedes aegypti mosquito. In addition, it was shown that when handled carefully mosquitoes will bite at any time during the day with little variation from 4 days of age. Human volunteers were exposed to small numbers of Aedes aegypti mosquitoes placed in biting cages in an effort to find subjects who are less attractive or completely unattractive than others, but without a clue at this time as to why this is so. (Author)


Descriptors :   *CULICIDAE , *BITES AND STINGS , BIOCHEMISTRY


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE