Volume s1-12, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


Following the discovery, by Stokes, Bauer, and Hudson (13), of the susceptibility of to yellow fever, attempts were made to transmit the disease with a number of species of mosquito other than . In West Africa Bauer (1) and Philip (9, 10) incriminated five additional species of as well as and () , while Davis and Shannon (3, 4) showed experimental transmission with three other species of in Brazil.

Next to () appeared to be the most important of the vectors demonstrated in Nigeria, because of its preference for human blood (2) and its house-haunting habits. Philip (12) also pointed out that , although as yet untested, might eventually prove of considerable importance. Davis and Shannon in South America (5) made transmission experiments with the Brazilian species , and .


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