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Title: Faunal composition and behavior of anopheline mosquitoes in the Xavánte Indian reservation of Pimentel Barbosa, Central Brazil
Authors: Ianelli, R. V.
Honório, N. A.
Lima, D. C.
Lourenço-De-Oliveira, R.
Santos, Ricardo V.
Coimbra Junior, Carlos E. A.
Affilliation: Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sérgio Arouca. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Instituto Oswaldo Cruz. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sérgio Arouca. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil / Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro. Museu Nacional. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
Fundação Oswaldo Cruz. Escola Nacional de Saúde Pública Sérgio Arouca. Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brasil
Abstract: 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.I. (24.6 56) 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 Xavante 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 Xavante 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 dwelings may be effective
Keywords: Brasil
Índios Sul-Americanos
Saúde de Populações Indígenas
Mato Grosso
Região Amazônica
Epidemiologia
Região Centro-Oeste
Malária
Xavante
Anopheles
Xavánte
Entomologia
DeCS: Brasil
Saúde de Populações Indígenas
Índios Sul-Americanos
Ecossistema Amazônico
Malária
Anopheles
Entomologia
Issue Date: 1998
Publisher: EDP Open
Citation: IANELLI, R. V. ; et al. Faunal composition and behavior of anopheline mosquitoes in the Xavánte Indian reservation of Pimentel Barbosa, Central Brazil. Parasite, v. 5, n. 2, p. 197-202, 1998.
metadata.dc.identifier.doi: 10.1051/parasite/1998052197
ISSN: 1252-607X
Copyright: open access
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