Culex quinquefasciatus (Diptera: Culicidae) as a potential West Nile virus vector in Tucson, Arizona: Blood meal analysis indicates feeding on both humans and birds

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Zinser, Margaret; Ramberg, Frank; Willott, Elizabeth;
(2004)
  • Publisher: University of Arizona Library
  • Journal: Journal of Insect Science,volume 4 (issn: 1536-2442, eissn: 1536-2442)
  • Related identifiers: pmc: PMC528880
  • Subject: mosquito | arbovirus | QH301-705.5 | ELISA | disease vector | Culex quinquefasciatus | Scientific Note | WNV | Biology (General)
    mesheuropmc: viruses | fungi | parasitic diseases | virus diseases

Most reports from the United States suggest Culex quinquefasciatus mosquitoes feed minimally on humans. Given the abundance of C. quinquefasciatus in residential Tucson and parts of metropolitan Phoenix, and the arrival of West Nile virus to this area, discovering the b... View more
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