Diversity of malaria in rice growing areas of the Afrotropical region

P Carnevale, P Guillet, V Robert, D Fontenille, J Doannio, M Coosemans, J Mouchet

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    Abstract

    It is well known that 'in many instances the rice agrosystem perfectly fits the ecological requirements of pathogens or vectors' and in fact 'malaria, schistosomiasis and Japanese encephalitis are important vector-borne diseases associated with rice production in developing countries' (IRRI, 1987). In spite of these fears, rice cultivation has been on the increase in the African region in response to demographic and economic pressures. However, although rice fields provide suitable breeding places for Anopheles mosquitoes and rice cultivation leads to an increase in the biting rates, the species which are adapted to these sites are not all the same in all parts of Africa. [abstract truncated]
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalParassitologia
    Volume41
    Pages (from-to)273-276
    ISSN0048-2951
    Publication statusPublished - 1999

    Keywords

    • B780-tropical-medicine
    • Protozoal diseases
    • Malaria
    • Transmission
    • Immunology
    • Rice
    • Burkina Faso
    • C“te d'Ivoire
    • Senegal
    • Africa-West
    • Burundi
    • Cameroon
    • Africa-Central
    • Madagascar
    • Africa-East
    • Indian Ocean

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