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International Journal of Mosquito Research
Vol. 6, Issue 2, Part A (2019)

The spread of malaria in savannah area in Benin: The contribution of Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles funestus in the transmission

Author(s): Rock Aïkpon, Albert Salako, Razaki Ossè, Gorgias Aïkpon, Bruno Akinro, Aboukar Sidick, Wilfrid Sèwadé and Martin Akogbéto
Abstract: The role of the Anopheles complex and Anopheles funestus Giles in the malaria transmission was investigated in a Savannah area in Benin. This study shows the part of their contribution in malaria transmission in the study area. Mosquitoes were collected, using human landing catches. All the anopheline mosquitoes were assessed for species identify and sporozoite infection status. Most of the anopheline mosquitoes collected were members of the An. gambiae complex (80.90%) and An. funestus group (14.36%). An. gambiae and An. coluzzii were found in sympatry. All of the females of the An. funestus group investigated were identified as An. funestus s.s. In spite of being the major malaria vector as far as abundance is concerned, sporozoite prevalence was three times higher with An. funestus than An. gambiae. This study documented useful informations on the relative contribution of malaria vectors to the perennial malaria transmission in the study area.
Pages: 05-10  |  103 Views  21 Downloads
How to cite this article:
Rock Aïkpon, Albert Salako, Razaki Ossè, Gorgias Aïkpon, Bruno Akinro, Aboukar Sidick, Wilfrid Sèwadé and Martin Akogbéto. The spread of malaria in savannah area in Benin: The contribution of Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles funestus in the transmission. 2019; 6(2): 05-10.
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