The experiments reported here have shown that the parasite of tertian malaria in the mosquito host is able to survive exposure to a temperature of 30° F. for a period of 2 days, 31° F. for 4 days, and a mean temperature of 46° F. for 17 days. In a smaller series of tests the sporonts of the estivo-autumnal parasite have shown a resistance to temperatures as low as 35° F. for 24 hours.
Article| March 01 1917
THE EFFECT OF COLD UPON MALARIA PARASITES IN THE MOSQUITO HOST
W. V. King
From the Bureau of Entomology, U. S. Department of Agriculture, Washington, D. C., and the Laboratories of Clinical Medicine of the School of Medicine of Tulane University, New Orleans.
Received: January 02 1917
Online Issn: 1540-9538
Print Issn: 0022-1007
Copyright, 1917, by The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research New York
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W. V. King; THE EFFECT OF COLD UPON MALARIA PARASITES IN THE MOSQUITO HOST . J Exp Med 1 March 1917; 25 (3): 495–498. doi: https://doi.org/10.1084/jem.25.3.495
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