1921
Volume s1-24, Issue 2
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645
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Abstract

Summary

  • 1.  Two malaria thick films (one from Alabama and the other from Mississippi) were found contaminated with flagellates ( Sp.) which apparently were deposited on the smears by insects.
  • 2.  House-flies () reared free of parasites were experimentally infected with a culture of . The experimentally infected flies were permitted to feed on freshly made thick blood film, which they contaminated with by depositing their excretion on the smears.
  • 3.  In malaria surveys (particularly in the field), it is important to safeguard the newly made blood smears from house-flies and other insects in order to avoid any possible confusion in diagnosis and in the destruction of the smears.

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  • Received : 03 May 1943

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