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Comparative field evaluation of the Mbita trap, the Centers for Disease Control light trap, and the human landing catch for sampling of malaria vectors in western Kenya
The mosquito sampling efficiency of a new bed net trap (the Mbita trap) was compared with that of the Centers for Disease Control miniature light trap (hung adjacent to an occupied bed net) and the human landing catch in ...
Effects of a biologically active fraction from Melia volkensii on Culex quinquefasciatus
A chromatographically enriched fraction designated Fraction B from dry fruits of the plant Melia volkensii (family Meliaceae) was evaluated with the objective of determining its toxic and growth inhibiting effects on the ...
Helminth parasites in the intestinal tract of indigenous poultry in parts of Kenya
A study was carried out on 456 indigenous poultry intestinal specimens from various towns in Kenya to determine the occurrence and distribution of helminth parasites in the intestinal tract of the birds. Of the specimens ...
Factors influencing the development of Brugia pahangi microfilariae on Culex quinquefasciatus and Aedes aegypti mosquitoes
Culex quinquefasciatus (Wiedemann) mosquitoes, which are refractory to Brugia pahangi (Buckley and Edeson) microfilariae, were fed simultaneously on Wuchereria bancrofti (Cobbold) and B. pahangi microfilariae. A selected ...
The insect pests of coffee and their distribution in Kenya
Coffee insect pests constrain the production of anticipated high coffee yield and quality. Knowledge of common insect pests on coffee is important to facilitate the designing of effective control strategies that are likely ...
Plasmodium falciparum transmission and aridity: a Kenyan experience from the dry lands of Baringo and its implications for Anopheles arabiensis control
Background: The ecology of malaria vectors particularly in semi-arid areas of Africa is poorly understood. Accurate knowledge on this subject will boost current efforts to reduce the burden of malaria in sub-Saharan ...