Author(s): alMaktari MT, Bassiouny HK
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Abstract The bionomics of anopheline vectors were analysed in randomly selected centres, representing fixed and spot-check stations. Three anopheline species were found. Anopheles arabiensis was the most prevalent species (84.2\%) with a sporozoite rate of 0.7\%, followed by A. culicifacies adenensis (14.9\%) and A. rhodesiensis rupicolus (0.9\%). Maximum indoor resting density was recorded during March, July and August. Positive sprayed sites for females were higher in bedrooms (40.4\%) than animal sheds (26.9\%). A total of 2560 anopheline larvae were collected of which 79.5\% were A. arabiensis, 19.4\% were A. culicifacies adenensis and 1.1\% A. rhodesiensis rupicolus. A. arabiensis was assumed to be the most efficient malaria vector based on epidemiological evidence and the finding of natural sporozoite infected females.
This article was published in East Mediterr Health J
and referenced in Malaria Control & Elimination