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Title : Anopheles culicifacies in Baluchistan, Iran - Zaim_1995_Med.Vet.Entomol_9_181
Author(s) : Zaim M , Manouchehri AV , Motabar M , Emadi AM , Nazari M , Pakdad K , Kayedi MH , Mowlaii G
Ref : Med Vet Entomol , 9 :181 , 1995
Abstract : Anopheles culicifacies (probably species A) is the main vector of malaria in Baluchistan, southeastern Iran. Adult mosquitoes were collected during 1990-92 by five methods of sampling: knock-down pyrethrum space-spray indoors, human and animal bait (18.00-05.00 hours), pit shelters and CDC light traps, yielding 62%, 3%, 6%, 4% and 25% of specimens, respectively. Whereas spray-catches comprised c. 70% gravid and semi-gravid females, light trap catches were mostly (c. 60%) unfed females, while females from pit shelters comprised all abdominal stages more equally (13-36%). An.culicifacies populations peaked in April-May and rose again during August-November. Densities of indoor-resting mosquitoes were consistently greater in an unsprayed village than in villages subjected to residual house-spraying with propoxur, malathion or pirimiphos-methyl. Monthly malaria incidence generally followed fluctuations of An.culicifacies density, usually with a peak in May-June.
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PubMedID: 7787227