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Identification of the vectors of lymphatic filariasis in the Lower Shire Valley, southern Malawi

Merelo-Lobo, A. R., McCall, Philip ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-0007-3985, Perez, M. A., Spiers, A. A., Mzilahowa, T., Ngwira, B., Molyneux, David ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-8537-7947 and Donnelly, M.J. ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-5218-1497 (2003) 'Identification of the vectors of lymphatic filariasis in the Lower Shire Valley, southern Malawi'. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Vol 97, Issue 3, pp. 299-301.

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Abstract

An investigation of lymphatic filariasis vectors in Malawi is reported. Anopheles funestus, A. arabiensis, and A. gambiae sensu stricto had high rates of filarial infection (2.2-3.1%) and carried infective larvae. Anopheles funestus was the predominant species collected (77.6%) and was the primary vector during the study period of April to May 2002.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: lymphatic filariasis; Wuchereria bancrofti; transmission; Anopheles funestus; Anopheles gambiae; Anopheles arabiensis Culex quinquefasciatus; Malawi
Subjects: QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 515 Anopheles
QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 530 Culex
QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 650 Insect vectors
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 880 Filariasis and related conditions (General)
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Disease Control Strategy Group
Groups (2002 - 2012) > Vector Group
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1016/s0035-9203(03)90149-0
Depositing User: Ms Julia Martin
Date Deposited: 17 May 2013 15:22
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:04
URI: http://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/2613

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