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Sampling Outdoor, Resting Anopheles gambiae and Other Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in Western Kenya with Clay Pots
Clay pots were analyzed as devices for sampling the outdoor resting fraction of Anopheles gambiae Giles (Diptera: Culicidae) and other mosquito species in a rural, western Kenya, indicating that the clay pots could be used as devices to quantify variation in mosquito population density. Expand
Helminth parasites in the intestinal tract of indigenous poultry in parts of Kenya.
The high prevalence of helminthiasis observed shows the poor level ofHelminth infection control practiced by the indigenous poultry keepers in the country, which might affect the health status of the birds and their growth rates. Expand
Comparative field evaluation of the Mbita trap, the Centers for Disease Control light trap, and the human landing catch for sampling of malaria vectors in western Kenya.
The Mbita trap is a promising tool for sampling malaria vector populations since its catch can be readily converted into equivalent human biting catch, it can be applied more intensively, it requires neither expensive equipment nor skilled personnel, and it samples mosquitoes in an exposure-free manner. Expand
Analysis of genetic variability in Anopheles arabiensis and Anopheles gambiae using microsatellite loci
We analysed genetic variability in Anopheles arabiensis and Anopheles gambiae populations using micro‐satellite loci to determine whether the Rift Valley restricts the flow of genes. Deviations fromExpand
Comparative performance of the Mbita trap, CDC light trap and the human landing catch in the sampling of Anopheles arabiensis, An. funestus and culicine species in a rice irrigation in western Kenya
The Mbita trap is less sensitive than either the human landing catch or the CDC light trap, but for a given investment of time and money, it is likely to catch more mosquitoes over a longer period of time, and can therefore be recommended for use by community members for passive mosquito surveillance. Expand
Host choice and multiple blood feeding behaviour of malaria vectors and other anophelines in Mwea rice scheme, Kenya
Findings suggest that rice cultivation has an effect on host choice by Anopheles mosquitoes and indicate that zooprophylaxis may be a potential strategy for malaria control. Expand
Development of an exposure‐free bednet trap for sampling Afrotropical malaria vectors
This trap is specifically designed to catch host‐seeking mosquitoes only and may be an effective, sensitive, user‐friendly and economic alternative to existing methods for mosquito surveillance in Africa. Expand
Effect of Permethrin-Impregnated Nets on Exiting Behavior, Blood Feeding Success, and Time of Feeding of Malaria Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) in Western Kenya
It is demonstrated that, at least in the short-term, bednets reduced human-vector contact and blood feeding success but did not lead to changes in the biting times of the malaria vectors in western Kenya. Expand
Dry season ecology of Anopheles gambiae complex mosquitoes at larval habitats in two traditionally semi-arid villages in Baringo, Kenya
Which larval habitat types are most productive in terms of larval densities in the dry and wet seasons within semi-arid environments, and how vector species productivity is partitioned over time are determined. Expand
Characterization and productivity profiles of Aedes aegypti (L.) breeding habitats across rural and urban landscapes in western and coastal Kenya
BackgroundAedes aegypti, the principal vector for dengue and other emerging arboviruses, breeds preferentially in various man-made and natural container habitats. In the absence of vaccine,Expand