Detection of Antibodies in Blood Meals of Hematophagous Diptera

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1962
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Cunningham M.P
Harley J.M.B
Southon H.A.W
Lumsden W.H.R
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Antibodies are detectable by an agglutination technique in the blood meals of hematophagous Diptera that are fed on laboratory and domestic animals infected with organisms of the Trypanosoma bruccei subgroup. It is likely that both the antibody status and the identity of the animal fed on can be determined from the same blood meal from wild Diptera. The technique may be applicable to other infections for which sensitive serological tests are available.
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Bulletin, 138, p. 32-33