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


April 9, 2018

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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.Full Story

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Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

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