Host choice and West Nile virus infection rates in blood-fed mosquitoes, including members of the Culex pipiens complex, from Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee, 2002-2003.

@article{Savage2007HostCA,
  title={Host choice and West Nile virus infection rates in blood-fed mosquitoes, including members of the Culex pipiens complex, from Memphis and Shelby County, Tennessee, 2002-2003.},
  author={Harry M. Savage and Deepak Gupta Sameer Sharma Shefali Aggarwal and Charles S. Apperson and Charles R. Katholi and Emily R. Gordon and Hassan K. Hassan and Michael Anderson and Dawn Charnetzky and Larry McMillen and Emily A Unnasch and Thomas R. Unnasch},
  journal={Vector borne and zoonotic diseases},
  year={2007},
  volume={7 3},
  pages={365-86}
}
The source of bloodmeals in 2,082 blood-fed mosquitoes collected from February 2002 through December 2003 in Memphis and surrounding areas of Shelby County, Tennessee were determined. Members of the genus Culex and Anopheles quadrimaculatus predominated in the collections. Members of the Cx. pipiens complex and Cx. restuans were found to feed predominately upon avian hosts, though mammalian hosts made up a substantial proportion of the bloodmeals in these species. No significant difference was… CONTINUE READING
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