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Diversity, Distribution and Abundance of Potential Rift Valley Fever Vectors in Baringo County, Kenya

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dc.contributor.author Ondiba, Isabella M
dc.contributor.author Oyieke, Florence A
dc.contributor.author Nyamongo, Isaac K
dc.contributor.author Estambale, Benson BA
dc.date.accessioned 2022-02-23T08:27:14Z
dc.date.available 2022-02-23T08:27:14Z
dc.date.issued 2017
dc.identifier.citation Ondiba, I. M., Oyieke, F. A., Nyamongo, I. K., & Estambale, B. B. (2017). Diversity, distribution and abundance of potential rift valley fever vectors in Baringo County, Kenya. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 2348-5906
dc.identifier.uri https://www.dipterajournal.com/pdf/2017/vol4issue4/PartA/4-3-11-189.pdf
dc.identifier.uri http://localhost:8080/xmlui/handle/123456789/540
dc.description A research article en_US
dc.description.abstract Rift Valley fever (RVF) is a zoonotic disease that occurs sporadically in form of outbreaks and is transmitted by diverse mosquito species in different geographic regions. Knowledge on diversity, distribution and abundance of RVF vectors is useful for risk assessment of RVF outbreaks. Diversity, distribution and abundance of RVF vectors from four ecological zones in Baringo County were studied. Four potential RVF vectors, namely Mansonia uniformis; Mansonia africana; Culex pipiens and Culex univittatus were among the 26 species identified. Rift Valley Fever vectors were most abundant in lowlands (85.9%); riverine (9.1%); midland and highland combined (5%). Diversity indices were higher in the riverine (H’=1.65) and midland (H’=1.64) than lowland (H’=1.429) and highland (H’=1.229). Area –specific vector distribution and abundance data generated from this study can be incorporated into the national RVF contingency Plan as part of an improved preparedness and early response to RVF outbreaks. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship . The study received financial assistance from the WHO’s Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR) through a grant agreement with the International Development Research Centre of Canada (106905-00). This in turn funded Project No. B20278 through a collaborative research between University of Nairobi and Jaramogi Oginga Odinga University of Science and Technology, Kenya. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher International Journal of Mosquito Research en_US
dc.subject RVF en_US
dc.subject Vectors en_US
dc.subject Diversity en_US
dc.subject Distribution en_US
dc.subject Abundance en_US
dc.subject Baringo en_US
dc.title Diversity, Distribution and Abundance of Potential Rift Valley Fever Vectors in Baringo County, Kenya en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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