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Bionomics and vectorial capacity of Anopheles annularis with special reference to india: a review.
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PMID:  25141549     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Anopheles annularis is widely distributed mosquito species all over the country. An. annularis has been incriminated as a malaria vector in India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Myanmar, Indonesia, Malaysia and China. In India, it has been reported to play an important role in malaria transmission as a secondary vector in certain parts of Assam, West Bengal and U.P. In Odisha and some neighbouring countries such as Sri Lanka, Nepal and Myanmar it has been recognised as a primary vector of malaria. This is a species complex of two sibling species A and B but the role of these sibling species in malaria transmission is not clearly known. An. annularis is resistant to DDT and dieldrin/HCH and susceptible to malathion and synthetic pyrethorides in most of the parts of India. In view of rapid change in ecological conditions, further studies are required on the bionomics of An. annularis and its role in malaria transmission in other parts of the country. Considering the importance of An. annularis as a malaria vector, the bionomics and its role in malaria transmission has been reviewed in this paper. In this communication, an attempt has been made to review its bionomics and its role as malaria vector. An. annularis is a competent vector of malaria, thus, due attention should be paid for its control under the vector control programmes specially in border states where it is playing a primary role in malaria transmission.
Authors:
R K Singh; S Haq; Gaurav Kumar; R C Dhiman
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of communicable diseases     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0019-5138     ISO Abbreviation:  J Commun Dis     Publication Date:    2013 Mar-Jun
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2014-08-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0261652     Medline TA:  J Commun Dis     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1-16     Citation Subset:  IM    
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