Revista Cubana de Medicina Tropical
versión On-line ISSN 1561-3054
MARQUETTI, María del Carmen et al. Identification of breeding sites of Anopheles sp. during part of the dry season in Jigawa, Nigeria. Rev Cubana Med Trop [online]. 2007, vol.59, n.2, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-3054.
A study was conducted in the state of Jigawa, Republic of Nigeria, from November to December in the dry season, where malaria is one of the main morbidity and mortality causes particularly in under 5 years-old children and pregnant women. This state had two climate seasons: dry from October to May and rainy from June to September. A total of 112 water bodies were sampled and just 18 in nine local governments were positive to mosquitoes. Breeding sites for Anopheles were rice fields, small holes in land, animal footsteps, small ponds, flooded pasture fields and water treatment dam, among others, to amount to 10 sites. Contrary to what has always been reported about the presence of Anopheles in clean waters, they were also breeding in highly polluted waters containing human faeces and garbage and located in open sewers. Key words: Breeding sites, Anopheles, malaria, Nigeria.
Palabras llave : Sitios de cría; Anopheles; malaria; Nigeria.