Anopheles Parensis: The Main Member of the Anopheles Funestus Species Group Found Resting Inside Human Dwellings in Mwea Area of Central Kenya toward the End of the Rainy Season.
Kamau, L. M.
Koekemoer, L. L.
Hunt, R. H.
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A total of 460 Anopheles funestus s.l. was collected inside human dwellings in Mwea, central Kenya. Of the 414 specimens that were positively identified, 1 was Anopheles leesoni and the others were Anopheles parensis. None of the 373 specimens tested were positive for Plasmodium falciparum or Plasmodium malariae sporozoites by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA). Of the 139 ELISA blood-meal-positive specimens, 82.01% and 1.44% had fed on cattle and humans, respectively. These results are discussed in the context of implications for malaria control through vector-control strategies.