Journal article

Anopheles ecology, genetics and malaria transmission in northern Cambodia.

Amélie Vantaux, Michelle M Riehle, Eakpor Piv, Elise J Farley, Sophy Chy, Saorin Kim, Anneli G Corbett, Rachel L Fehrman, Anais Pepey, Karin Eiglmeier, Dysoley Lek, Sovannaroth Siv, Ivo Mueller, Kenneth D Vernick, Benoit Witkowski

Sci Rep | Published : 2021

Abstract

In the Greater Mekong Subregion, malaria cases have significantly decreased but little is known about the vectors or mechanisms responsible for residual malaria transmission. We analysed a total of 3920 Anopheles mosquitoes collected during the rainy and dry seasons from four ecological settings in Cambodia (villages, forested areas near villages, rubber tree plantations and forest sites). Using odor-baited traps, 81% of the total samples across all sites were collected in cow baited traps, although 67% of the samples attracted by human baited traps were collected in forest sites. Overall, 20% of collected Anopheles were active during the day, with increased day biting during the dry season...

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