effects of flood irrigation on the risk of selected zoonotic pathogens in an arid and semi-arid area in the eastern investigate the effects of irrigation on land cover changes and the risk of selected zoonotic pathogens, we carried out a study in irrigated, pastoral and riverine areas in the eastern kenya. activities implemented included secondary data analyses to determine land use and land cover (lulc) changes as well as human, livestock and wildlife population trends; entomological surveys to characterize mosquitoes population densities and species distribution by habitat and season; and serological sur ...201728562600
distribution and abundance of key vectors of rift valley fever and other arboviruses in two ecologically distinct counties in kenya.rift valley fever (rvf) is a mosquito-borne viral zoonosis of ruminants and humans that causes outbreaks in africa and the arabian peninsula with significant public health and economic consequences. humans become infected through mosquito bites and contact with infected livestock. the virus is maintained between outbreaks through vertically infected eggs of the primary vectors of aedes species which emerge following rains with extensive flooding. infected female mosquitoes initiate transmission ...201728212379
vector competence of selected african mosquito (diptera: culicidae) species for rift valley fever virus.outbreaks of rift valley fever (rvf) in egypt, yemen, and saudi arabia have indicated the potential for this disease to spread from its enzootic areas in sub-saharan africa. because little is known about the potential for most african mosquito species to transmit rvf virus (family bunyaviridae, genus phlebovirus, rvfv), we conducted studies to determine the vector competence of selected african species of mosquitoes for this virus. all eight species tested [aedes palpalis (newstead), aedes mcint ...200818283949
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