The Vector Resource collection within BEI Resources aims to support research to discover new ways to prevent the spread of disease. Vectors—organisms that transmit pathogens to hosts—include mosquitoes, ticks, triatomine bugs, sand flies, black flies, tsetse flies, fleas, mites and certain freshwater snails. BEI Resources currently supplies mosquitoes, ticks, reduviids, sand flies and snails to researchers. We are looking to expand the current collection to include all of the vectors above.
Athropod Containment Assurance - Sand Flies
Methods in Anopheles Research Manual (2nd edition)
This insectary / laboratory protocols and reference guide was orginally produced for MR4 by Mark Benedict and colleagues and is updated with new protocol additions at the CDC.
Additional Chapter Additions
The 5th Edition of Methods in Malaria Research, update version 5.2 (January 2009). This widely used laboratory manual is updated occasionally.
Sand Fly Maintenance Protocols from Walter Reed Army Institute For Research