n African Entomology - Blood-feeding behaviour of (Diptera : Culicidae) in Elabered sub-zone, Eritrea

Volume 14, Issue 1
  • ISSN : 1021-3589



The feeding behaviour of field-caught in the Elabered sub-zone of Eritrea was determined by direct-ELISA. Human IgG was detected in 16.9 % of the blood meal samples. The majority of mosquitoes (66.9 %) fed on cattle while the percentage of mixed human/cattle feeds was 3.8 %. females, obtained through different collection methods, were tested for and circumsporozoite antigens using ELISA. The mean sporozoite rate for the three month study period was 0.68 %. None of the specimens was positive for .

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