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anopheles gambiae s.l (diptera: culicidae)

Anopheles gambiae s.l (Diptera: Culicidae) seasonal abundance, abdominal status and parity rates in Metema-Armachiho lowland, Northwest Ethiopia

May 13, 2020 - 14:36 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Aschale Y, Ayehu A, Worku L, Addisu A, Zeleke AJ, Bayih AG, Lemma W
Reference: 
BMC Infect Dis. 2020 May 11;20(1):333

Malaria is a life threating vector borne disease caused by different Plasmodium parasites. Metema and Armachiho are two of the top five malaria endemic areas among the districts of Amhara region in Ethiopia. Transmission pattern is seasonal and migrant laborers who visit these areas for employment in mechanized agriculture are highly affected. The aim of this study was to investigate seasonal abundance, abdominal status and parity rate of An.gambiae s.l in Metema-Armachiho lowlands, Northwest Ethiopia.

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