Species abundance and insecticide resistance of Anopheles gambiae in selected areas of Ghana and Burkina Faso

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dc.contributor.author Yawson, A.E.
dc.contributor.author McCall, P.J.
dc.contributor.author Wilson, M.D.
dc.contributor.author Donnelly, M.J.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-03-18T12:38:27Z
dc.date.available 2019-03-18T12:38:27Z
dc.date.issued 2004-12
dc.identifier.other https://doi.org/10.1111/j.0269-283X.2004.00519.x
dc.identifier.other Vol. 18(4): pp 372-7
dc.identifier.uri http://ugspace.ug.edu.gh/handle/123456789/28654
dc.description.abstract The Ghanaian National Malaria Control Programme has prioritized insecticide-treated materials as a key strategy for malaria control. We report on a survey of the distribution of the molecular forms of Anopheles gambiae Giles (Diptera: Culicidae) and insecticide resistance (the kdr mutation), carried out by sampling mosquitoes from 11 locations in Ghana and one additional site in Burkina Faso. The molecular M and S forms of An. gambiae were found to occur in sympatry in southern Ghana. The S form predominated throughout its distribution in the coastal savannah, except at one location in the strand and mangrove zone where rice was cultivated. The M form was the only form collected in northern Ghana and was the predominant form (97.5%) in Burkina Faso. No M/S hybrids were detected. The kdr mutation was observed at very high frequencies (98-100%) within the S form but reached a maximum of only 3.38% in the M form in one population at an irrigation scheme in the Ghanaian coastal savannah zone. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Medical and Veterinary Entomology en_US
dc.subject Anopheles gambiae en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.subject Introgression en_US
dc.subject kdr mutation en_US
dc.subject Malaria en_US
dc.subject Pyrethroids en_US
dc.subject Selection en_US
dc.subject Sympatry en_US
dc.title Species abundance and insecticide resistance of Anopheles gambiae in selected areas of Ghana and Burkina Faso en_US
dc.type Article en_US


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    The Department of Parasitology conducts research into parasitic diseases of public health importance with the overall goal of reducing their transmission and the heavy disease burden that they impose on affected populations. The Department maintains focus on parasitic diseases in general. These include major diseases such as malaria, and others listed under the Neglected Tropical Diseases (NTD) control initiative such as, lymphatic filariasis, onchocerciasis, schistosomiasis, soil-transmitted helminthiasis, trypanosomiasis and leishmaniasis.

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