Infectivity of a Strain of Plasmodium Falciparum from Hainan, People's Republic of China, to Different Anophelines

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  • Vector Biology and Control Division, Bureau of Tropical Diseases, Centers for Disease Control, Public Health Service, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Atlanta, Georgia 30333

A strain of Plasmodium falciparum from Hainan Island, People's Republic of China, was established in Aotus monkeys, and different anopheline mosquitoes were tested for their susceptibility to infection. Anopheles freeborni were the most susceptible followed by An. dirus, An. stephensi, An. maculatus, An. culicifacies and two strains of An. gambiae.