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dc.contributorMohamed, A.A.EN
dc.date.accessioned2014-06-17T11:26:13Z
dc.date.available2014-06-17T11:26:13Z
dc.date.issued2003EN
dc.identifier.issn1020-3397EN
dc.identifier.otherhttp://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0904/9_4_2003_618_626.pdfEN
dc.identifier.urihttp://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/119314
dc.description618-626EN
dc.description.abstractAn intervention study was conducted on the introduction of the larvivorous fish Oreochromis spilurus spilurus as a method of malaria vector control in Kalabeydh village, northern Somalia. This species is resistant to chlorine in water up to a concentration of 1.0 mg/L. Fish were introduced into 25 berkit [‎reservoirs]‎. After 1 month the number of larvae in each berkit was reduced by between 16.5% and 78.6% [‎mean 52.8%]‎. Community acceptance and participation was good. The introduction of larvivorous fish is a cheap method of malaria vector control, but its sustainability needs special consideration and education of the community is important, especially to cover the dry season, when most of the berkit dry upEN
dc.language.isoenEN
dc.subjectBreedingEN
dc.subjectCichlidsEN
dc.subjectCulexEN
dc.subjectFeeding BehaviorEN
dc.subjectHealth EducationEN
dc.subjectInsect VectorsEN
dc.subjectLarvaEN
dc.subjectMalariaEN
dc.subjectMosquito ControlEN
dc.subject.meshAnophelesEN
dc.titleStudy of larvivorous fish for malaria vector control in Somalia, 2002EN
dc.relation.ispartofjournalEMHJ - Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal, 9 (‎4)‎, 618-626, 2003


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