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feeding preferences of triatoma dimidiata maculipennis in yucatan, mexico.to determine whether a low preference for human blood by triatoma dimidiata maculipennis stal, 1859, the only known vector of chagas' disease in yucatan, mexico, would account for the low prevalence of antibodies to trypanosoma cruzi in man in the area, the intestinal contents of 924 bugs were tested against antisera to blood antigens of chicken, opossum, dog, bat, monkey, pig, goat, rabbit, horse, human, rat, ox, cat, and armadillo. although the chicken was the primary host, man was fed upon fr ...1977320892
serologic evidence of west nile virus infection in horses, yucatan state, mexico.serum samples were obtained from 252 horses in the state of yucatan, mexico, from july to october 2002. antibodies to west nile virus were detected by epitope-blocking enzyme-linked immunosorbent assays in three (1.2%) horses and confirmed by plaque reduction neutralization test. we report the first west nile virus activity in the state of yucatan.200312890328
host-feeding preference of the mosquito, culex quinquefasciatus, in yucatan state, mexico.studies were conducted to determine the host-feeding preference of culex quinquefasciatus say (diptera: culicidae) in relation to the availability of human and domestic animals in the city of merida, yucatan state, mexico. mosquitoes were collected in the backyards of houses using resting wooden boxes. collections were made five times per week from january to december 2005. dna was extracted from engorged females and tested by pcr using universal avian- and mammalian-specific primers. dna extrac ...201020578953
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