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Faunal composition and behavior of anopheline mosquitoes in the Xavánte Indian reservation of Pimentel Barbosa, central Brazil.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  9754319     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Faunal composition and behavior of anopheline mosquitoes were studied in a Xavánte Indian reservation of Central Brazil. Altogether 558 anophelines were collected in three environments (intra, peri, and extra-domiciliary). Anopheles darlingi (30.9%), An. triannulatus s.l. (24.6%) and An. oswaldoi (19.7%) were the most common species. Average capture rates were higher in the rainy season (8.03 per hour) than in the dry season (4.37 per hour). Anophelines exhibited exophilic behavior almost exclusively. It was observed that Xavánte cultural practices facilitate outdoor exposure during peak hours of mosquito activities (e.g., coming to the creek early in the morning for bathing or to draw water, fishing, etc.). The results of this study raise the question of whether or not applying to the Xavánte the more commonly recommended malaria control strategies (e.g., in-house spraying, screening windows, and impregnated bed nets) which aim at hampering human-mosquito contact inside human dwellings may be effective.
R V Ianelli; N A Honório; D C Lima; R Lourenço-De-Oliveira; R V Santos; C E Coimbra Júnior
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Parasite (Paris, France)     Volume:  5     ISSN:  1252-607X     ISO Abbreviation:  Parasite     Publication Date:  1998 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1998-10-13     Completed Date:  1998-10-13     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9437094     Medline TA:  Parasite     Country:  FRANCE    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  197-202     Citation Subset:  IM    
Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública, Fundação Oswaldo Cruz, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
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MeSH Terms
Anopheles / classification*,  parasitology,  physiology
Behavior, Animal
Indians, South American*
Insect Vectors / classification*,  parasitology,  physiology
Malaria / transmission*
Plasmodium / isolation & purification
Residence Characteristics

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