Rats, cats, and people trade-off as main course for mosquitoes in Baltimore, Md.

Understanding how neighborhood dynamics regulate mosquito bites is key to managing diseases like West Nile virus and Zika virus. Today in Parasites & Vectors, researchers report that in Baltimore, Maryland, socioeconomic differences between neighborhoods influence bite risk, with rats being a primary blood meal source in lower income neighborhoods.

Rats, cats, and people trade-off as main course for mosquitoes in Baltimore, Md.

Understanding how neighborhood dynamics regulate mosquito bites is key to managing diseases like West Nile virus and Zika virus. Today in Parasites & Vectors, researchers report that in Baltimore, ...

Mon 9 Apr 18 from Medical Xpress

Rats, cats, and people trade-off as main course for mosquitoes in Baltimore, Md., Tue 10 Apr 18 from ScienceDaily

Who Do City Mosquitoes Bite Most?

Meanwhile, higher-income neighborhoods had fewer mosquitoes buzzing around. But human residents accounted for a much bigger proportion of the pests' meals, compared to lower-income areas.

Tue 10 Apr 18 from WebMD

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