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Vol. 10, Issue 5, Part B (2023)

Spatio-temporal distribution of Aedes aegypti oviposition activity in Kano metropolis north-Western Nigeria

Author(s): Rabia Nasir Ahmad, Tukur Zainab Hafizu Muhammad Sulaiman and Nur Faeza Abu Kassim
Abstract: Aedes aegypti are vectors of serious and debilitating arbovirus diseases that affect humans as well as domestic and wild animals worldwide. Center for Disease Control oviposition traps were used (January - December, 2019) to monitor oviposition in four sampling entities within Kano Metropolis. No oviposition activity was observed throughout the dry season with 0.00% Ovitrap Index across all locations. Oviposition activity of the mosquitoes was moderately distributed (50%) during the rainy season. Gardens had the highest oviposition activity during the rainy season (OI = 50±35%, p>0.05). Chi-square of the seasonal mean OI revealed that Aedes aegypti oviposition depends significantly (p<0.05) on season of the year with rainy season having OI of 31±9% and 0.00±0.00% for dry season. This study underscores the relevance of entomological surveillance through establishing the presence, seasonal population dynamics and identifying hot spot areas of Aedes aegypti in Kano Metropolis.
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How to cite this article:
Rabia Nasir Ahmad, Tukur Zainab Hafizu Muhammad Sulaiman, Nur Faeza Abu Kassim. Spatio-temporal distribution of Aedes aegypti oviposition activity in Kano metropolis north-Western Nigeria. Int J Mosq Res 2023;10(5):152-157. DOI: https://doi.org/10.22271/23487941.2023.v10.i5b.709
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