Immunologic Identification of Arthropod Blood Meals.
Rept. no. 6 (Final), 1 Jul 70-30 Jun 76,
CALIFORNIA UNIV BERKELEY SCHOOL OF PUBLIC HEALTH
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During this past year passive hemagglutination inhibition tests PHI, of Culex tarsalis were completed. It was shown that these mosquitoes fed principally on House finches and House sparrows, the most common passeriform birds found in the collection areas. Several species of blood engorged mosquitoes from Malaya were tested. Collaborative studies with two units concerned with the Epidemiology of Chagas disease in Mexico and Panama submitted blood engorged triatomid bugs for testing. In Mexico Tratoma barberi were collected. They were shown to have fed primarily on man, cricetid and murid rodents. A few fed on domestic birds.
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