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ID#:7946
Description:This mosquito, an Armigeres subalbatus, was found in the “Nagasaki colony”, and has a very broad pattern of distribution throughout Asia. This particular specimen had just lighted on a human finger, and was about to pierce the skin of its host in order to begin the process of ingesting a blood meal.
This mosquito is a vector of the filarial parasite Wuchereria bancrofti, and upon examination of captured specimens in the wild, at times has also been found to be naturally infected with the Japanese Encephalitis virus. This species can be found throughout Asia, from Pakistan in the west, all the way through Southeast Asia to Indonesia, and north to Japan and Korea.
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Content Providers(s):CDC/ Frank Collins, PhD.
Creation Date:2005
Photo Credit:James Gathany
Links:CDC – Nat. Center for Infectious Diseases; Div. of Vector-Borne Infectious Diseases: Japanese Encephalitis
CDC – Nat. Center for Infectious Diseases; Div. of Parasitic Diseases; Filariasis
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