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Rondonia

Mosquito abundance and behavior in the influence area of the hydroelectric complex on the Madeira River, Western Amazon, Brazil

October 25, 2009 - 17:51 -- Bart G.J. Knols
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Rafael Mesquita Bastos Cruz, Luiz Herman Soares Gil, Alexandre de Almeida e Silva, Maisa da Silva Araújo, Tony Hiroshi Katsuragawa
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Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 103, Issue 11, November 2009, Pages 1174-1176, doi:10.1016/j.trstmh.2008.09.007

Malaria is currently highly prevalent and restricted to the north of Brazil, and its dynamics are severely affected by human environmental changes, such as the large dam construction recently approved by the Brazilian Government in Rondônia. We studied the mosquito fauna and behavior before hydroelectric construction. Mosquitoes were captured by human landing catches on the riversides of the Madeira River in Porto Velho, Rondônia. 

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