First report of an exophilic Anopheles arabiensis population in Bissau City, Guinea-Bissau: recent introduction or sampling bias?
- Autores: Caputo B, Della Torre A, Dinis J, Gordicho V, Palsson K, Pinto J, Pombi M, Rodrigues A, Seixas G, Sousa CA, Vicente JL, Weetman D
- Ano de Publicação: 2014
- Journal: Malaria Journal
- Link: http://www.malariajournal.com/content/13/1/423
This study reports for the first time the presence of An. arabiensis in Antula, a suburb of Bissau city, the capital of Guinea Bissau, where high levels of hybridization between Anopheles coluzzii and An. gambiae have been reported. Given that previous surveys in the area, based on indoor collections, did not sample An. arabiensis, the possibility of a recently introduced exophilic population was investigated.