A global map of dominant malaria vectors

Sinka, Marianne E., Bangs, Michael J., Manguin, Sylvie, Rubio-Palis, Yasmin, Chareonviriyaphap, Theeraphap, Coetzee, Maureen, Mbogo, Charles M., Hemingway, Janet, Patil, Anand P., Temperley, William H., Gething, Peter W., Kabaria, Caroline W., Burkot, Thomas R., Harbach, Ralph E., and Hay, Simon I. (2012) A global map of dominant malaria vectors. Parasites & Vectors, 5. 69. pp. 1-11.

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Abstract

Background: Global maps, in particular those based on vector distributions, have long been used to help visualise the global extent of malaria. Few, however, have been created with the support of a comprehensive and extensive evidence-based approach. Methods: Here we describe the generation of a global map of the dominant vector species (DVS) of malaria that makes use of predicted distribution maps for individual species or species complexes. Results: Our global map highlights the spatial variability in the complexity of the vector situation. In Africa, An. gambiae, An. arabiensis and An. funestus are co-dominant across much of the continent, whereas in the Asian- Pacific region there is a highly complex situation with multi-species coexistence and variable species dominance. Conclusions: The competence of the mapping methodology to accurately portray DVS distributions is discussed. The comprehensive and contemporary database of species-specific spatial occurrence (currently available on request) will be made directly available via the Malaria Atlas Project (MAP) website from early 2012.

Item ID: 24804
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1756-3305
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2013 05:37
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1108 Medical Microbiology > 110899 Medical Microbiology not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920404 Disease Distribution and Transmission (incl. Surveillance and Response) @ 100%
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