Multiple transmission of Plasmodium gallinaceum (Eucoccida: Plasmodiidae) during serial probing by Aedes aegypti (Diptera: Culicidae) on several hosts.

Autor(es): Kelly R; Edman J D

Resumo: Mosquitoes salivate before ingesting blood, and sporozoites are transmitted during this phase of feeding. In the laboratory, malaria-infected Aedes aegypti were allowed to probe on a series of three chicks during a 5-min period. Probing on each host was interrupted after 10 s. Our results demonstrate that up to three hosts can be serially infected with avian malaria during a 5-min period.

Palavras-Chave: Insecta; Aedes aegypti; Plasmodium gallinaceum; Multiple feeding

Imprenta: Journal of Medical Entomology, v. 29, n. 2, p. 329-331, 1992

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1093/jmedent/29.2.329

Descritores: Aedes aegypti - Pathogenesis ; Aedes aegypti - Transmission ; Aedes aegypti - Public health

Data de publicação: 1992