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Table 3 Source of blood meals of indoor resting female An. arabiensis in two Sahelian sites in Mauritania

From: Seasonal abundance, blood meal sources and insecticide susceptibility in major anopheline malaria vectors from southern Mauritania

Blood meal source Study site Total
Rosso n (%) Kobeni n (%)
Single host 78 (72.9) 94 (64.4) 172 (68.0)
Human 4 (3.7) 29 (19.9) 33 (13.0)
Cattle 38 (35.3) 54 (37.0) 92 (36.3)
Donkey 31 (29.0) 6 (4.1) 37 (14.6)
Goat 3 (2.8) 5 (3.4) 8 (3.2)
Dog 2 (1.9) 0 2 (0.8)
Multiple hosts 29 (27.1) 52 (35.6) 81 (32.0)
Human × cattle 0 10 (6.8) 10 (3.9)
Human × donkey 0 1 (0.7) 1 (0.4)
Human × others 2 (1.9) 14 (9.6) 16 (6.3)
Other × other 27 (25.2) 27 (18.5) 54 (21.3)
Total 107 (100) 146 (100) 253 (100)
HBIa (%) 5.6 37 23.7
  1. aHBI is the number of blood meals containing human blood (single and multiple hosts) over the total number of blood meals analyzed