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Title: Effects of Reservoir Characteristics on Malaria and its Vector Abundance: a Case Study of the Bongo District
Authors: Ofosu, Enoch
Issue Date: 11-Aug-2011
Abstract: In the seven (7) administrative zones of the Bongo District of the Upper East Region of Ghana the occurrences of malaria and relative abundance of the principal malaria vector, Anopheles species, were studied as a function of the presence and characteristics of reservoirs during the rainy season. Case studies in the sub-Sahara Africa show that malaria transmission may increase decrease or remain largely unchanged as a consequence of reservoir presence. There was a weak negative correlation between distance from reservoir to settlement and adult anopheles abundance. Also there was a very weak correlation between surface area of reservoirs and adult Anopheles mosquito abundance. Percentage of inhabitants using insecticide treated nets, livestock population density, human population density and Anopheles mosquito abundance affected the occurrence of malaria. The results suggest that vector control targeted at reservoir characteristics and larval control would be an effective approach for malaria control'in the Bongo District.
Description: A thesis submitted to the College of Engineering in partial fulfilment of the requirements of the degree of Master of Science, 2009
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/821
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