Studies of Filariasis

Development of Wuchereria Bancrofti in Culex Quinquefasciatus of Oahu

E. Clifford Nelson 18th Medical General Laboratory

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Joseph E. Webb 18th Medical General Laboratory

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Milward Bayliss 18th Medical General Laboratory

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Gorden S. Starkey 18th Medical General Laboratory

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Summary and Conclusions

Microfilariae of Wuchereria bancrofti from Okinawa develop readily into infective larvae in Culex quinquefasciatus of Oahu, Territory of Hawaii. Microfilariae of Wuchereria malayi from Koreans failed to develop in the same mosquito.

Author Notes

Captain, Sanitary Corps, A.U.S.

Major, Sanitary Corps, A.U.S.

Lieutenant Colonel, Medical Corps, A.U.S.

Technical Sergeant, Medical Department, A.U.S.

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