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Title: Prevalence and distribution of anopheline mosquitoes in malaria endemic areas of Asir region, Saudi Arabia
Authors: Abdoon, A.M.M.O.
Al Shahrani, A.M.
Issue Date: 2003
Language: English
Abstract: To study the prevalence of anopheline mosquitoes, over 180 sites were sampled in malaria-endemic areas of Asir region, Saudi Arabia, during June 1999-April 2001. A total of 7085 larval and 754 adult female Anopheles spp. specimens were collected. Seven species were identified: An. dthali, An. rupicolus, An. sergentii, An. arabiensis, An. multicolor, An. turkhudi and An. pretoriensis. Both An. arabiensis and An. sergentii are known vectors of malaria in the region. An. dthali occurred in all sites and was the most abundant species. An. turkhudi was collected in low numbers as larvae only. An. multicolor and An. pretoriensis were recorded for the first time in Asir region. An. sergentii is a species of the northern areas of the region, whereas An. arabiensis was more prevalent in the south
Description: 240-247
Keywords: Endemic Diseases
Mosquito Control
Population Density
Population Surveillance
Sampling Studies
Species Specificity
Subject: Anopheles
ISSN: 1020-3397
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