Study on natural infection of Plasmodium vivax in Anopheles sinensis in Korea
Han-Il Ree,Han-Kee Hong and Yung-Han Paik
National Malaria Eradication Service, Ministry of Health and Social Affairs, Korea.
On epidemiological grounds, Anopheles sinensis has been suspected for many years to be the malaria vector in Korea. Of 7,517 dissections of A. sinensis, one specimen was found for the first time in Korea naturally infected with sporozoites in August 1962.
Experimental infection of A. sinensis with Plasmodium vivax had been successfully conducted at earlier date.
Table 1 Results of salivary gland dissection of Anopheline mosquitos in Korea. (1960-1962)
Table 2 Results of serological analysis of A. sinensis collected from outdoor resting places in Yoju, Korea. (July 1962)
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