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Field assessments in western Kenya link malaria vectors to environmentally disturbed habitats during the dry season
BackgroundNumerous malaria epidemics have occurred in western Kenya, with increasing frequency over the past 20 years. A variety of hypotheses on the etiology of these epidemics have been put forth,Expand
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Laboratory Evaluation of the Aqueous Extract of Azadirachta Indica (Neem) Wood Chippings on Anopheles Gambiae s.s. (Diptera: Culicidae) Mosquitoes
ABSTRACT Azadirachta indica A. Juss (the neem tree), a source of limonoid insect growth regulatory (IGRs), grows well in many places in sub-Saharan Africa. We explored the potential of neem woodExpand
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Malaria mosquito control using edible fish in western Kenya: preliminary findings of a controlled study
BackgroundBiological control methods are once again being given much research focus for malaria vector control. This is largely due to the emerging threat of strong resistance to pesticides.Expand
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Anopheles gambiae exploits the treehole ecosystem in western Kenya: a new urban malaria risk?
At six sites in western Kenya, we explored the presence of Anopheles immature stages in treeholes. An. gambiae larvae were found in 19 species, 13 of which are exotic. The most common exotic speciesExpand
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Abandoning small-scale fish farming in western Kenya leads to higher malaria vector abundance.
Fishponds become abandoned due to lack of access to both young fish and technical support and faster economic returns from other activities. Certain conditions found in abandoned fishponds, such asExpand
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Diversity Cascades and Malaria Vectors
ABSTRACT The interactions between predator diversity and primary consumer abundance can include direct effects and indirect, cascading effects. Understanding these effects on immature AnophelesExpand
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