Host-feeding patterns of Culex mosquitoes in relation to trap habitat

Lisa A. Patrican, Laura E. Hackett, James E. Briggs, Jay W. McGowan, Thomas R. Unnasch, Joon Hak Lee

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Mosquito feeding patterns identify vertebrate species potentially involved in the amplification of West Nile virus. In New York, northern cardinals (Cardinalis cardinalis) were the predominant hosts in most habitats. Crow (Corvus sp.) blood meals were most frequently identified from sewage treatment plant and storm water catch basin habitats.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1921-1923
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging Infectious Diseases
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2007


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