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Parassitologia. 1986 Apr;28(1):33-9.

[Dispersion of Anopheles gambiae s.l. in an urban zone of Ouagadougou (Burkina Faso)].

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Dipartimento per la Cooperazione allo Sviluppo, Università di Roma La Sapienza, Italia.

Abstract

Dispersion of Anopheles gambiae s.l. from larval breeding places was examined in the town of Ougadougou, Burkina Faso. A suitable study area was chosen, characterized by high concentration of larval breeding places along a water reservoir. Mosquito density per room was calculated from the results of pyrethrum spray catches carried out on a series of seven groups of collecting stations along a transect from 100 to 1050 m from the water reservoir area. High density and uniform distribution of houses and human host in the urban area appear associated with a remarkably low degree of dispersion since most of An. gambiae s.l. were collected within 200 m (males) or 300 m (females) from the breeding sites. Malaria transmission is consequently very focal in these conditions.

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