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Table 3 Mortality in laboratory reared Culex pipiens (n = 148) within 13 days following the blood meal, according to microfilaraemic dogs and site of sampling (mf = microfilariae)

From: Risk of canine and human exposure to Dirofilaria immitis infected mosquitoes in endemic areas of Italy

Site mf/mla(x1000) Days of mosquito breeding Tot n. dead Overall mortality rate
   0 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13   
Site A 30-35 18 4 6   2     1    1    14 77.8%
Site B 100-110 84 3 6 7 6 10 5 5 5 1 2 2 2 3 57 67.8%
Site C 110-125 46   27 6 4 1 2 1       1 42 91.3%
Tot   148 7 39 13 12 11 7 6 6 1 2 3 2 4 113 76.3%
  1. a Microfilaraemic values detected at the beginning and at the end of each mosquito collection.