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Evaluation of the House Fly Musca domestica as a Mechanical Vector for an Anthrax

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Number of CFU/ml of B. anthracis grown in 4 different media.

The media consisted of a pool of the internal gut content of 30 flies fed, respectively, with blood, 10% sugar solution, milk or a mixture containing 46% powdered milk, 46% sugar and 8% powdered eggs. Each growth medium was initially inoculated with 50 anthrax spores and then the replication of spores was evaluated at 2, 4, 6 and 8 h after incubation at 37°C, by spreading 100 µl of each suspension on TSMP plates.

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doi: https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0012219.g002