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Landing Preference of Aedes albopictus (Diptera: Culicidae) on Human Skin Among ABO Blood Groups, Secretors or Nonsecretors, and ABH Antigens
Blood group O subjects attracted more Aedes albopictus than other blood groups but were only significantly more attractive than blood group A subjects in 64 human landing tests, and ABH antigens did not, in general, influence the landing preference of mosquitoes among ABO blood groups. Expand
Intestinal parasitic infections in Campalagian district, south Sulawesi, Indonesia.
Prevalence of lavatories among houses appeared to be inversely proportional to the prevalence of hookworm infection, while the incomplete structure of the lavatories might result in contamination of environment with Ascaris and Trichuris eggs. Expand
Alcohol ingestion stimulates mosquito attraction.
It is demonstrated that percent mosquito landing on volunteers significantly increased after beer ingestion compared with before ingestion, showing clearly that drinking alcohol stimulates mosquito attraction. Expand
Prevalence of intestinal helminthic infections in Kao District, north Halmahera, Indonesia.
A parasitological survey was conducted on the inhabitants of six villages of Kao District, Halmahera Island, North Maluku, Indonesia, in July 1993, revealing that more than 90% of inhabitants with Trichuris or hookworm had light infections and the latrines in the surveyed area seemed to have only limited effects on the improvement of the Parasitological status. Expand
Questionnaire survey and prevalence of intestinal helminthic infections in Barru, Sulawesi, Indonesia.
A questionnaire survey with parasitological study was carried out on the inhabitants of 4 villages in Barru district, Sulawesi, Indonesia from 1994 to 1995, finding that hookworm infection was significantly higher in males than in females of older age and the inhabitants with higher education background had significantly lower infection rates of Ascaris and Trichuris. Expand
L-Lactic Acid as a Mosquito (Diptera: Culicidae) Repellent on Human and Mouse Skin
The studies using human and mouse skin showed that L-LA exhibited both relative and absolute repellency, and the minimum repellent concentration was lower than previously reported for human skin. Expand