Contribution of land use to rodent flea load distribution in the plague endemic area of Lushoto District, Tanzania.

@article{Hieronimo2014ContributionOL,
  title={Contribution of land use to rodent flea load distribution in the plague endemic area of Lushoto District, Tanzania.},
  author={Proches Hieronimo and Nganga I. Kihupi and Didas N. Kimaro and Hubert Gulinck and Loth S. Mulungu and Balthazar M. Msanya and Herwig Leirs and Jozef A. Deckers},
  journal={Tanzania journal of health research},
  year={2014},
  volume={16 3},
  pages={
          240-9
        }
}
Fleas associated with different rodent species are considered as the major vectors of bubonic plague, which is still rampant in different parts of the world. The objective of this study was to investigate the contribution of land use to rodent flea load distribution at fine scale in the plague endemic area of north-eastern Tanzania. Data was collected in three case areas namely, Shume, Lukozi and Mwangoi, differing in plague incidence levels. Data collection was carried out during both wet and… CONTINUE READING

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