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Table 1 Distribution of B. malayi larvae in vector and non-vector mosquitoes as assessed by dissection.

From: Distribution of Brugia malayi larvae and DNA in vector and non-vector mosquitoes: implications for molecular diagnostics

  Time post ingestion Number of parasites recovereda Total wormsa Percentage of mosquitoes harboring parasites
   Midgut Abdomen Thorax Head   
Ae. aegypti-LVP 2 h 23 21 43 n.d. 87 93% (6.2 ± 6.1)b
  7 d 0 0 65 0 65 73% (5.9 ± 5.9)
  14 d n.d. 7 30 22 59 (20) 80% (3.9 ± 3.2)
Cx. pipiens 2 h 100 4 0 n.d. 104 93% (7.5 ± 7.1)
  7 d 0 4 0 0 4 13% (2.0 ± 1.4)
  14 d 0 (10) 0 0 0 0 0%
  1. aParasites were observed in mosquito dissections by microscopy at various times after ingestion of microfilaremic blood. Fifteen mosquitoes were dissected at each time point, except as noted (n.d., 10, or 20).
  2. bMosquito infection rate (mean intensity ± SD)