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J Am Mosq Control Assoc. 1991 Mar;7(1):109-12.

Egg hatching of Aedes mosquitoes during successive floodings in a Rift Valley fever endemic area in Kenya.

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United States Army Medical Research Unit-Kenya, APO New York 09675-5000.

Abstract

Floodwater Aedes breeding habitats in central Kenya were sequentially flooded to determine the numbers of mosquito eggs hatching during each flooding. Approximately 90% of the larvae sampled during 4 floodings emerged during the initial flooding. The number of Aedes eggs hatching during the second flooding was lowest of all 4 floodings, and no significant differences in the amount of egg hatching during floodings 3 and 4 were seen. Unhatched Aedes eggs were present in soil samples collected after the final flooding. The possible implications of these findings with regard to Rift Valley fever virus control are discussed.

PMID:
2045800
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