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Heavy natural oocyst infections in Anopheles dirus (Diptera: Culicidae) from Attapeu Province, Lao PDR

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  28 February 2007

I. Vythilingam*
Affiliation:
Infectious Disease Research Centre, Institute for Medical Research, Jalan Pahang, 50588, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
B. Sidavong
Affiliation:
Centre for Malaria, Parasitology and Entomology, Vientiane, Lao PDR
S.T. Chan
Affiliation:
Infectious Disease Research Centre, Institute for Medical Research, Jalan Pahang, 50588, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
T. Phonemixay
Affiliation:
Centre for Malaria, Parasitology and Entomology, Vientiane, Lao PDR
R. Phetsouvanh
Affiliation:
Centre for Malaria, Parasitology and Entomology, Vientiane, Lao PDR
S. Phompida
Affiliation:
Centre for Malaria, Parasitology and Entomology, Vientiane, Lao PDR
*

Abstract

This note reports an unusual case of a high number of oocysts found by dissecting the midgut of Anopheles dirus Peyton & Harrison from Laos, where dissections have not been carried out for many decades. In dissected samples, the number of oocysts ranged from 1 to 250 and tests carried out on the heads and thoraces of A. dirus using the ELISA method were positive for Plasmodium falciparum.

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Copyright © ICIPE 2005

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