Elimination of the Djodji form of the blackfly Simulium sanctipauli sensu stricto as a result of larviciding by the WHO Onchocerciasis Control Programme in West Africa
Cheke, Robert A., Fiasorgbor, G.K., Walsh, J.F. and Yaméogo, L. (2008) Elimination of the Djodji form of the blackfly Simulium sanctipauli sensu stricto as a result of larviciding by the WHO Onchocerciasis Control Programme in West Africa. Medical and Veterinary Entomology, 22 (2). pp. 172-174. ISSN 0269-283XFull text not available from this repository.
Cytotaxonomic identifications of larvae of members of the Simulium damnosum Theobald (Diptera: Simuliidae) complex collected in forest zones of southeast Ghana and southwest Togo between 1977 and 1996 showed that the Djodji form of Simulium sanctipauli Vajime & Dunbar, a vector of onchocerciasis, was eliminated in 1988 by larvicide operations conducted by the World Health Organization (WHO) Onchocerciasis Control Programme (OCP) in West Africa. No members of the form were identified amongst 997 larvae collected up to 8 years after systematic control operations began in February 1988. The results are discussed in relation to estimates of the numbers of samples required to certify elimination and the possibility that other members of the S. damnosum complex were also eliminated by the OCP.
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Simulium sanctipauli, control, Djodji form, elimination, larviciding, onchocerciasis|
|Subjects:||S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)|
S Agriculture > SB Plant culture
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
|School / Department / Research Groups:||Natural Resources Institute|
Natural Resources Institute > Agriculture, Health & Environment
|Last Modified:||11 Nov 2011 12:06|
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