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Sinka, Marianne E, Bangs, Michael J, Manguin, Sylvie, Rubio-Palis, Yasmin, Chareonviriyaphap, Theeraphap, Coetzee, Maureen, Mbogo, Charles M, Hemingway, Janet ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3200-7173, Patil, Anand P, Temperley, William H, Gething, Peter W, Kabaria, Caroline W, Burkot, Thomas R, Harbach, Ralph E and Hay, Simon I (2012) 'A global map of dominant malaria vectors'. Parasites & Vectors, Vol 5, e69.

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Abstract

Background

Global maps, in particular those based on vector distributions, have long been used to help visualise the global extent of malaria. Few, however, have been created with the support of a comprehensive and extensive evidence-based approach.

Methods

Here we describe the generation of a global map of the dominant vector species (DVS) of malaria that makes use of predicted distribution maps for individual species or species complexes.

Results

Our global map highlights the spatial variability in the complexity of the vector situation. In Africa, An. gambiae, An. arabiensis and An. funestus are co-dominant across much of the continent, whereas in the Asian-Pacific region there is a highly complex situation with multi-species coexistence and variable species dominance.

Conclusions

The competence of the mapping methodology to accurately portray DVS distributions is discussed. The comprehensive and contemporary database of species-specific spatial occurrence (currently available on request) will be made directly available via the Malaria Atlas Project (MAP) website from early 2012.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: The electronic version of this article is the complete one and can be found online at: http://www.parasitesandvectors.com/content/5/1/69
Subjects: W General Medicine. Health Professions > W 26.5 Informatics. Health informatics
QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 515 Anopheles
WB Practice of Medicine > Medical Climatology > WB 700 Medical climatology. Geography of disease
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 750 Malaria
WC Communicable Diseases > Tropical and Parasitic Diseases > WC 755 Epidemiology
Faculty: Department: Groups (2002 - 2012) > Vector Group
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1186/1756-3305-5-69
Depositing User: Martin Chapman
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2014 14:50
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2018 13:08
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/4675

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