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Volume 4, Number 2—June 1998

Dispatch

New Vectors of Rift Valley Fever in West Africa

D. Fontenille*, M. Traore-Lamizana*, M. Diallo*†, J. Thonnon†, J.P. Digoutte†, and H.G. Zeller

Author affiliations: *Laboratoire de zoologie médicale, Institut Francais de recherche scientifique pour le développement en coopération (ORSTOM), Institut Pasteur, BP 1386, Dakar, Sénégal; †Institut Pasteur, BP 220, Dakar, Sénégal; ‡Institut Pasteur, BP 1274, Antananarivo, Madagascar


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Table 4

Host choices of Rift Valley fever virus vectors captured with light traps or animal-bait traps in Sénégal, 1991-1996

Vector No. of host-specific blood feedings
Cow Sheep Horse Chicken Humana
Aedes vexans 35 33 38 7 + + +
Ae. ochraceus 8 18 5 1 + +
Ae. mcintoshi 7 20 2 2 + +
Ae. dalzieli 52 114 1 21 + + +

a++: numerous bites; +++: very numerous bites.

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