Volume 14, Number 10—October 2008
Deforestation and Vectorial Capacity of Anopheles gambiae Giles Mosquitoes in Malaria Transmission, Kenya
|Site||Land use type||Mean ± SD indoor temperature, °C||Mean ± SD indoor relative humidity, %||No. membrane feedings||No. feedings resulting in infection||Total no. mosquitoes dissected||Range of infection rates,† %|
|Highland||Forested||20.89 ± 0.39a||75.9 ± 1.8a||34||27||3,171||10.0–42.8|
|Highland||Deforested||22.13 ± 0.27b||60.6 ± 2.1b||34||29||3,719||10.2–40.6|
|Lowland||Deforested||23.90 ± 0.40c||64.7 ± 2.1b||21||19||1,749||11.0–42.4|
*Superscript letters after values indicate results of Tukey-type multiple comparison tests. Values with the same superscript letter in the same column were not statistically significant (p = 0.05).
†Infection rate refers to proportion of dissected mosquitoes that were infected with P. falciparum oocysts or sporozoites.