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Table 2 Identity of blood meals from An. arabiensis, An. gambiae s.s. and An. funestus adult female mosquitoes collected by pyrethrum knockdown catch in the lower Shire valley (Jan 2002 - Jan 2003)

From: Entomological indices of malaria transmission in Chikhwawa district, Southern Malawi

Species Blood meal source
No. tested Bovine Human Bovine/Human Other
An. arabiensis   37 (10.9) 289 (85.0) 4 (1.2) 10 (2.9)
An. gambiae s.s. 246 1 (0.4) 244 (99.2) 1 (0.4) 0
An. funestus 297 9 (3.0) 286 (96.3) 0 2 (0.7)
Total 883 47 (5.3) 819 (92.8) 5 (0.6) 12 (1.4)
  1. Blood meals were screened twice by ELISA for either human blood or for bovine blood, and blood meals that were negative in both screens were classed as ‘other’.