Scientist in the field: catching blood-fed mosquitoes for pathogen detection

With the cold we are experiencing now, it is always nice to look back at our summer adventures! Last summer, I (Carlijn Balvers) conducted my first field season, where I tried to catch blood-fed mosquitoes. With these blood-fed mosquitoes, we can do all sorts of interesting analyses. For example, on what hosts did the mosquitoes feed? Are there maybe pathogens inside the blood that we can detect to know which pathogens are circulating in animals?

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