Saptoro Rusmiarto

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A 21-month (1991-1992) assessment of malaria and the relative contribution of Anopheles punctulatus and An. koliensis to its transmission was conducted in Oksibil, a highland community in Irian Jaya, Indonesia. Nearly all (98%) of the 2577 Anopheles from indoor or outdoor human-landing collections were An. punctulatus. Nineteen (0.75%) of the 2518 An.(More)
A 15-month bionomic study of Anopheles species was conducted in two ecologically distinct villages (coastal and upland) of Sukabumi District, West Java, Indonesia from June 2006 to September 2007. Mosquitoes were captured using human-landing collections at both sites. During the study, a total of 17,100 Anopheles mosquitoes comprising 13 Anopheles species(More)
The determination of the presence or absence of malaria sporozoites in wild-caught Anopheles mosquitoes remains an integral component to the understanding of the transmission dynamics in endemic areas. To improve that capability, there has been on-going development of a new device using dipstick immunochromatographic technology for simplifying the testing(More)
In recent years there has been considerable interest in laboratory rearing of Toxorhynchites mosquitoes for use as biological control agents (Vongtangswad and Trpis 1980) and foi the assay of dengue viruses (Eshita et al. 1982). Although larvae of these mosquitoes are cannibalistic (Steffan and Evenhuis 1981), mass rearing methods have been described for(More)
During the course of a "dry" season dengue vector survey, indoor and outdoor household wells were sampled for the possible presence of immature mosquitoes and copepods. With a simple floating funnel trap, Aedes aegypti immature stages were captured in over 33% of the sampled wells (n = 93) during a 24-h trapping period per well. Average number of larvae(More)
In August 2007, mosquitoes were collected using four different collection methods at 2 upland interior and 2 coastal villages in West Sumba District, East Nusa Tenggara Province, Indonesia. Methods included human-baited and unbaited tent and malaise traps, human-landing collections (HLC), and unbaited CDC light traps. Mosquitoes were identified to species(More)
Surveillance of medically important mosquitoes is critical to determine the risk of mosquito-borne disease transmission. The purpose of this research was to test self-supporting, exposure-free bednet traps to survey mosquitoes. In the laboratory we tested human-baited and unbaited CDC light trap/cot bednet (CDCBN) combinations against three types of traps:(More)
Routine sampling of mosquito populations in rural villages was carried out during 13 months at 4 locations in southern Bali Island, Indonesia. Sampling was by light trapping and early night resting collections around animal stables. Specimens collected were preserved for assay of arthropod-borne viruses; 104,608 specimens representing 20 species were(More)
A malaria intervention trial was conducted for two years to evaluate the efficacy of permethrin-impregnated bed nets in reducing malaria infection and splenomegaly in two different age groups, ie below and over age of ten, in a hyperendemic area in Irian Jaya, Indonesia. Permethrin-impregnated or placebo-treated bed nets were provided to a treated and a(More)
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