Vector mosquitoes of Wuchereria bancrofti at Bicol region in the Philippines. 1. Transmission capability

Jpn J Exp Med. 1985 Apr;55(2):61-5.


Mosquitoes were surveyed for the capability of filaria transmission at Sitio Bacolod and Barrio Salvacion, in Bicol region, Luzon, Philippines. The results of indoor collections and experimental infections showed that the infective rates and the median density of infective larvae per infected mosquito were significantly higher in Aedes poicilius than in Culex quinquefasciatus. Aedes poicilius was found to be the principal vector of bancroftian filariasis in this region.

Publication types

  • Comparative Study
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Aedes*
  • Animals
  • Culex*
  • Filariasis / etiology
  • Filariasis / transmission*
  • Humans
  • Insect Vectors*
  • Larva
  • Philippines
  • Species Specificity
  • Wuchereria / pathogenicity*
  • Wuchereria bancrofti / pathogenicity*