Stomoxis calcitrans

Joachim Dagg joaccigh at w203zrz.zrz.tu-berlin.de
Thu Feb 2 04:55:17 EST 1995


Well, this might be a topic to discuss. In short, it's about a blood
sucking fly (Stomoxis calcitrans) that regurtates often, before
sucking. Some researchers (mainly Kloft) where able to show, that HIV
stays infectuous in the fly. And maybe maybe...
Sad as it is , I have mainly german references, but you might have
heard about S. calcitrans.

W.-J. Kloft: "Besteht die Moeglichkeit zur Uebertragung von AIDS durch
blutsaugende Insekten?" Naturwissenschaften 76, 149-155 (1989)
["Does the possibility of AIDS infection through blood sucking insects
exist?"]

W.-J. Kloft: "Radioisotopes in Vector Research" in `Advances in
Disease Vector Research, Volume 9, 41-66 (1992), Springer, N.Y.

G. Brandenburger et al.: "Erhaltung der Ifektiositaet von HIV waehrend
der Aufnahme und Regurgitation durch eine blutsaugende Fliege
(Stomoxis calcitrans L.: Wadenstecher), AIFO 7, 253-256, (1992)
["Conservation of HIV infectivity during take up and regurgitation by
a blood sucking fly (Stomoxixs calcitrans)"]

What do you think about it?



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