Blood-feeding patterns of Culex quinquefasciatus and other culicines and implications for disease transmission in Mwea rice scheme, Kenya

@article{Muturi2008BloodfeedingPO,
  title={Blood-feeding patterns of Culex quinquefasciatus and other culicines and implications for disease transmission in Mwea rice scheme, Kenya},
  author={Ephantus J. Muturi and Simon M. Muriu and Josephat I. Shililu and Joseph M. Mwangangi and Benjamin G. Jacob and Charles M Mbogo and John I. Githure and Robert J. Novak},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
  year={2008},
  volume={102},
  pages={1329-1335}
}
Studies were conducted in Mwea Rice Scheme, Kenya during the period April 2005 and January 2007 to determine the host-feeding pattern of culicine mosquitoes. Mosquitoes were collected indoors and outdoors and tested for human, bovine, goat, and donkey blood meals by an Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay. A total of 1,714 blood-engorged samples comprising Culex quinquefasciatus Say (96.1%), Culex annulioris Theobald (1.8%), Culex poicilipes Theobald (0.9%), Aedes cuminsi Theobald (1.0%), Aedes… CONTINUE READING