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the dried and powdered blood of animals

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If correctly used, the bednet forms a barrier between the mosquito and the person under the net, thereby preventing the mosquito from obtaining a bloodmeal.
We manured and limed our field a couple of months before planting, broadcast an all purpose organic fertilizer at planting time, then side-dressed with bloodmeal, fish emulsion and kelp at the knee high stage.
Bloodmeal source identification was attempted on 399 host-seeking I.
Identification of host bloodmeal source and Borrelia burgdorferi sensu lato in field-collected Ixodes ricinus ticks in Chaumont (Switzerland).
Bloodmeal sources of Aedes triseriatus and Aedes vexans in a southern Wisconsin forest endemic for La Crosse encephalitis virus.
Anecdotally, the armadillo population increased substantially in the months after Hurricane Katrina, and one can speculate that these hosts supported a larger bug population, who later sought other bloodmeal sources as the armadillo population returned to prestorm levels.
Not only do noninfected ticks that feed on these mammals fail to acquire spirochetes, but also infected ticks lose their infection during the course of such a bloodmeal (10,12,28,29).
To determine whether saliva collection accurately approximates the amount of VEEV transmitted during a mosquito bloodmeal, we quantified virus from saliva collected in vitro and virus deposited at sites of in vivo blood feeding.
However, because of the study design, it was impossible to distinguish among 3 potential explanations for this effect: socioeconomic confounding, better nutritional status leading to decreased progression to kala-azar, and the role of bovines as a preferred sand fly bloodmeal source.
moubata ticks were infected for at least 132 days, and the infection was maintained through molting and a second bloodmeal.
Based on an estimated bloodmeal volume of 5 mL/mosquito, the average virus dose ingested by mosquitoes feeding on this animal was 2.
This approach has shown that small populations of spirochetes expressing OspA are present in the tick salivary glands and the dermis at the site of tick feeding early during the tick bloodmeal, but these spirochetes do not appear to be infectious.