factors affecting the human-feeding behavior of anopheline mosquitoes in egyptian oases.blood meals were tested by a direct enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (elisa) for 424 anopheles sergentii and for 63 an. multicolor collected in siwa, farafra and bahariya oases in the western desert of egypt. both species were highly zoophilic. human blood-feeding by an. sergentii was less common in bahariya (2.3%) and farafra (1.3%) than in siwa (15.3%). a likely explanation is that large domestic animals are held at night inside houses in bahariya and in farafra whereas in siwa, animals are u ...19902230773
evidence of typhus infection in domestic animals in egypt.previous work suggested that domestic animals could act as a reservoir of epidemic typhus. to test this hypothesis, sera from buffaloes, camels, donkeys, goats, pigs and sheep in different parts of egypt were submitted to the complement-fixation test, using the common soluble typhus antigen. the highest percentage of positive results was obtained with camel and donkey sera and the positivity rate was higher towards the end of the year than in june and july. animals from the western desert area w ...19665296995
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