Infective larvae of Brugia: escape from mosquitoes into water and subsequent oral infectivity in jirds.

Autor(es): Bosworth W; Sullivan J J; Chernin E

Resumo: Published work showed that third-stage larvae (L-3s) escape into water from dead or dying, Brugia pahangi-infected, Aedes aegypti. The present study revealed the same escape phenomenon among B. pahangi-infected Armigeres subalbatus, Anopheles quadrimaculatus, and Aedes togoi, and among Brugia malayi-infected Ae. aegypti and Ae. togoi. L-3s maintained in water or in Lum's solution for 3 hours retained infectivity when tested in orally or subcutaneously exposed jirds; furthermore, L-3s recovered from mosquitoes dead for 24 to 48 hours were also infective by either portal of entry in jirds. Since L-3s may escape and remain infective in the field, it is conceivable that natural filarial infections might thus be acquired orally by definitive hosts.

Imprenta: The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, v. 25, n. 5, p. 700-703, 1976

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Descritores: Aedes aegypti - Pathogenesis ; Aedes aegypti - Transmission

Data de publicação: 1976