• P-ISSN 0974-6846 E-ISSN 0974-5645

Indian Journal of Science and Technology


Indian Journal of Science and Technology

Year: 2018, Volume: 11, Issue: 43, Pages: 1-6

Original Article

Environmental Factors affecting the Bionomics of An. culicifacies and Malaria Endemicity


Objective: To study the effect of environmental parameters like humidity, rainfall and temperature on the dynamics of vectorial competence of An. culicifacies. Methods: Epidemiological data and climatological data were collected from state Govt. (Odisha). And the mosquito bionomics was studied in laboratory regression test of PMHD of An. culicifacies, SPR in relation to mean rainfall, mean humidity and mean temperature were done. Applications/Improvements: Linear regression test of the afore-mentioned and in addition to them mean humidity and SPR, mean humidity and PMHD showed positive correlation. Linear regression test of PMHD An. culicifacies and SPR of the study districts showed positive correlation with correlation coefficient value r2 = 0.88 and p value = 0.0006. Conclusion: The results proved the effect of the above mentioned parameters in malaria transmission by favoring vector biology and thus malaria endemicity.

Keywords: Anopheles Culicifacies, Climatic Factors, Malaria Endemicity, Vector Bionomics, Vectorial Competence


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