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Surveillance of Dengue Vectors Mosquito in Some Rural Areas of Bangladesh

Author(s): Kabirul Bashar | Mohammed Samsuzzaman | Mohammad Shaef Ullah | Zaglul Haider Iqbal

Journal: Pakistan Journal of Biological Sciences
ISSN 1028-8880

Volume: 8;
Issue: 8;
Start page: 1119;
Date: 2005;
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Keywords: Rural mosquitoes | dengue fover | aedes | culex armigers

A 24 week survey was conducted in some rural areas of Bangladesh and found a total of 256 positive containers and a total of 9415 larvae. In an average a 25.80% larvae positive containers were found in Malikanda and 8.00% in Dohar sadar. Aedes albopictus (Skuse) were found in all the study areas, but Aedes aegypti were found only in Jahangirnagar campus (Savar) and Zingera (Keranigonj) areas. Percentage of positive houses was highest in Pachimde (35%) and lowest in Jahangirnagar (6%). Aedes aegypti (L.) larvae were found mainly in tyres, bamboo stumps earthen pots and coconut shells, whereas Aedes albopictus in all types of containers.
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