alexa Larvivorous Fish|omicsgroup|Journal Of Topical Diseases And Public Health

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Larvivorous Fish

Use of larvivorous fish in mosquito control has been well established specially the effectiveness of fishes like Gambusia affinis, Poecilia reticulata and some indigenous fishes in different mosquito breeding habitats. However, reports on operational level scaling up or largescale use of fishes are scanty. In India, use of larvivorous fishes has become an element in vector control policy of the National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme (NVBDCP). We used a systematic approach of scaling-up of use of the larvivorous fishes in Mandvi taluka (Sub-District), District Kutch, Gujarat in 2008–2009 selected on the basis of high prevalence of malaria during 2007 and suitable ecological conditions for use of larvivorous fishes. We trained the vector control staff in catching of fishes from natural habitats, transportation and release into mosquito breeding habitats and monitoring impact of this intervention on mosquito larval densities and malaria prevalence. Operational Scaling-Up use of Larvivorous Fishes and its Impact on Prevalence of Malaria in Mandvi Taluka of District Kutch Gujarat- Sarfarazul Haq OMICS Group International is one of the leading Open Access Publishers which is publishing 700+ peer-reviewed journals. Journal of Tropical Diseases & Public Heath is one of the best online open access journals which publish original research, review, Short communication, Case study in the field of tropical & sub-tropical diseases. It has world quality editorial board members in order to develop its standards.
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