Identification of the vectors of lymphatic filariasis in the Lower Shire Valley, southern Malawi

A. R. Merelo-Lobo, P. J. McCall, M. A. Perez, A. A. Spiers, T. Mzilahowa, B. Ngwira, D. H. Molyneux, M. James Donnelly

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Abstract

An investigation of lymphatic filariasis vectors in Malawi is reported. Anopheles funestus, A. arabiensis, and A. gambiae sensu stricto had high rates of filarial infection (2.2-3.1%) and carried infective larvae. Anopheles funestus was the predominant species collected (77.6%) and was the primary vector during the study period of April to May 2002. © 2003 Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene.
Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)299-301
Number of pages268
JournalTransactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
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StatePublished - 1 May 2003
Externally publishedYes

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