Location: Arthropod-Borne Animal Diseases Research
Project Number: 5430-32000-006-02
Start Date: Sep 01, 2011
End Date: Aug 31, 2014
The feeding preferences of the mosquitoes and flies will be quantified to determine if infected animals are preferentially fed upon. If this is found, then the odor volatiles from infected animals will be collected and compared to healthy animals. Differences in odor volatile profiles will be tested with electro-antennal detection (EAD) to determine the mosquito or flies attraction to the specific components of the odor profile.