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Table 7 Light trap collection of lymphatic filariasis vectors in the community study

From: Urban lymphatic filariasis in the metropolis of Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

Ward No. trap nightsa Species No. caught No. caught/trap night No. dissected No. infected
    Total Dead Alive    
Mchikichini 71 An. gambiae 1 1 0 - 0 0
An. funestus 0 0 0 - 0 0
Cx. quinq. 4420 2561 1859 - 1631b 1c
All 4421 2562 1859 62.3 1631 1
Vingunguti 69 An. gambiae 0 0 0 - 0 0
An. funestus 0 0 0 - 0 0
Cx. quinq. 2939 1827 1112 - 1054b 0
All 2939 1827 1112 42.6 1054 0
Ukonga 70 An. gambiae 2 2 0 - 0 0
An. funestus 0 0 0 - 0 0
Cx. quinq. 3733 2274 1459 - 1456b 0
All 3735 2276 1459 53.4 1456 0
Chanika 68 An. gambiae 102 62 40 - 40 0
An. funestus 10 7 3 - 3 0
Cx. quinq. 889 548 341 - 336b 0
All 1001 617 384 14.7 379 0
Total - An. gambiae 105 65 40 - 40 0
An. funestus 10 7 3 - 5 0
Cx. quinq. 11981 7210 4771 - 4477b 1
   All 12096 7282 4814 43.5 4522 1
  1. Mosquitoes were trapped in houses in the four wards in Ilala District, Dar es Salaam.
  2. a) Few times inhabitants were not at home on trapping nights.
  3. b) 63.8%, 60.3%, 57.3% and 62.2% were nulliparous (had not yet taken a blood meal) in Mchikichini, Vingunguti, Ukonga and Chanika, respectively (overall 60.8%).
  4. c) One mosquito had one L1 and one L2 larvae.