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Table 2 Detection of Plasmodium species in Anopheles subpictus and in Anopheles stephensi

From: Anopheles subpictus carry human malaria parasites in an urban area of Western India and may facilitate perennial malaria transmission

Vector species No. Plasmodium +ve/assayed Parts of mosquito tested Number tested Only Pv Only Pf Pv + Pf Total positive Infection/infectivity rate (%)
An. subpictus 14/501 Whole 25 0 0 1 1 2.8b
Abdomen 476 1 6 5 (2a) 12 (2a)
Head 476 1 0 2a 3 (2a) 0.6c
An. stephensi 7/334 Whole 56 3 0 1 4 2.1b
Abdomen 278 0 2 (1a) 1a 3 (2a)
Head 278 0 1a 1a 2a 0.6c
  1. Pv P. vivax; Pf P. falciparum
  2. aIndicates same mosquito tested positive for both head and abdomen hence counted once
  3. bIndicates infection rate
  4. cIndicates infectivity rate