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Table 1 Results of the collection, dissections and PCR processing of Anopheles dirus mosquitoes caught by human landing catch in “the forest” and “forest fringe”

From: Humans frequently exposed to a range of non-human primate malaria parasite species through the bites of Anopheles dirus mosquitoes in South-central Vietnam

An. dirus caught in the study area
Year Period No. caught No. nights Biting density* No. dissected No. sporozoites %
2010 Feb to Dec 2614 507 5.2 2613 48 1.8
2011 Jan to Dec 1584 549 2.9 1583 21 1.3
2012 Jan to Nov 1757 525 3.4 1757 16 0.9
2013 Mar to Apr 116 36 3.2 109 1 0.9
Feb/2010 to Apr/2013 6071 1617 3.8 6062 86 1.4
An. dirus caught in the forest
2010 Feb to Dec 1668 303 5.5 1667 33 2
2011 Jan to Dec 1093 329 3.3 1092 15 1.4
2012 Jan to Nov 920 283 3.3 920 9 1.0
2013 Mar to Apr 27 10 2.7 26 1 3.8
Feb/2010 to Apr/2013 3708 925 4.0 3705 58 1.6
An. dirus caught in forest fringe
2010 Feb to Dec 946 204 4.6 946 15 1.6
2011 Jan to Dec 491 220 2.2 491 6 1.2
2012 Jan to Nov 837 242 3.5 837 7 0.8
2013 Mar to Apr 89 26 3.4 83 0 0.0
Feb/2010 to Apr/2013 2363 692 3.4 2357 28 1.2
  1. *Biting density, average human-biting density (No. of caught / No. of caught person-night)