plasmodium vivax polymorphs and plasmodium falciparum circumsporozoite proteins in anopheles (diptera: culicidae) from belize, central america.eight species of anopheles mosquitoes from indoor/outdoor human landing collections in belize, central america, were examined for human plasmodium circumsporozoite protein (csp) using an enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (elisa). a total of 14 of 9,104 females tested were positive from general surveys throughout belize and three of 11,966 were positive from a longitudinal study in caledonia, northern belize. elisa results, using pooled head-thorax preparations and species-specific monoclonal ant ...200011217218
host feeding preferences of anopheles species collected by manual aspiration, mechanical aspiration, and from a vehicle-mounted trap in the toledo district, belize, central america.the host-feeding patterns of anopheles albimanus, anopheles vestitipennis, and anopheles punctimacula from the toledo district in southern belize were studied with blood-fed females that were collected by manual aspiration, a backpack aspirator, and a vehicle-mounted trap for sampling in-flight mosquito populations. female an. vestitipennis collected from both inside and outside house walls by manual aspiration tested positive for human blood meals (88 and 67%, respectively). at increasing dista ...200212542188
preliminary observations on the changing roles of malaria vectors in southern belize.a survey for larval and adult anopheles mosquitoes was conducted in toledo district of southern belize during august-september 1992. we surveyed for larvae in 145 habitats and conducted paired indoor-outdoor collections of adult mosquitoes landing on humans at 6 houses. in 1940-41, kumm and ram reported anopheles darlingi females to be the most common anopheles mosquitoes inside houses and reported no specimens of anopheles vestitipennis in southern belize. in our 1992 survey we found no an. dar ...19938126482
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