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1 September 2007 COMPARISON OF BLOOD FEEDING RESPONSE AND INFECTION OF AEDES AEGYPTI TO WUCHERERIA BANCROFTI USING ANIMAL MEMBRANES AND DIRECT HOST CONTACT
JINRAPA POTHIKASIKORN, MICHAEL J. BANGS, THEERAPHAP CHAREONVIRIYAPHAP, KOSOL ROONGRUANGCHAI, JANTIMA ROONGRUANGCHAI
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Comparison of an artificial, whole-blood membrane feeding procedure was performed by feeding Aedes aegypti (Liverpool strain) on the blood of patients infected with Wuchereria bancrofti microfilariae with the use of 3 types of membranes produced from chicken and mouse skin and swine intestine. Direct feeding of Ae. aegypti on the skin of infected human patients served as control. For all 3 types of membranes, mosquito survival, infection, and number of infective-stage larvae per mosquito did not differ significantly from the control. However, the blood feeding response between swine intestine layer (32%) compared to chicken skin (75.3%), mouse skin (70%), and direct feeding (84%) differed significantly. The response in direct feeding method was significantly higher than those in all membranes tested (F = 18.89; df = 3; P < 0.05) Chicken skin preparation was shown to be the preferred membrane for blood feeding Ae. aegypti and experimental infection with W. bancrofti.

JINRAPA POTHIKASIKORN, MICHAEL J. BANGS, THEERAPHAP CHAREONVIRIYAPHAP, KOSOL ROONGRUANGCHAI, and JANTIMA ROONGRUANGCHAI "COMPARISON OF BLOOD FEEDING RESPONSE AND INFECTION OF AEDES AEGYPTI TO WUCHERERIA BANCROFTI USING ANIMAL MEMBRANES AND DIRECT HOST CONTACT," Journal of the American Mosquito Control Association 23(3), 294-298, (1 September 2007). https://doi.org/10.2987/8756-971X(2007)23[294:COBFRA]2.0.CO;2
Published: 1 September 2007
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