Anopheles gambiae s.s mosquitoes are important vectors of lymphatic filariasis (LF) and malaria in Ghana. To better understand their ecological aspects and influence on disease transmission, we examined the spatial distribution of the An. gambiae (M and S) molecular forms and associated environmental factors, and determined their relationship with disease prevalence.
The objective was to study if an association exists between the incidence of malaria and some weather parameters in tropical Maputo province, Mozambique.
In a retrospective study, the authors show that the abundance, distribution and malaria transmission of different malaria vectors are driven by different environmental factors.