Partner study desrcription
Kenyan specimens were obtained from villages located in Kilifi County near the Kenyan coast between 2000 and 2014. All Anopheles mosquito sampling was conducted indoors using CDC light traps which were hung at 6pm and collected at 6am the following morning during the rainy season in September. Specimens were stored in 80% ethanol. All specimens contributed to the project were identified as An. gambiae using the species complex diagnostic assay of (1) An. gambiae, An. funestus, An. arabiensis, An. merus were present at sampling locations Sporozoite rates for the area during previous studies were 1.47% (2).
For further details of this study see Midega et al (2).
1. Julie A. Scott, William G. Brogdon, and Frank H. Collins. Identification of single specimens of the anopheles gambiae complex by the polymerase chain reaction. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 49:520–529, October 1993. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.1993.49.520
2. Janet T. Midega, Dave L. Smith, Ally Olotu, Joseph M. Mwangangi, Joseph G. Nzovu, Juliana Wambua, George Nyangweso, Charles M. Mbogo, George K. Christophides, Kevin Marsh, and Philip Bejon. Wind direction and proximity to larval sites determines malaria risk in kilifi district in kenya. Nat Commun, January 2012. https://doi.org/10.1038/ncomms1672
Janet Midega (tjmidega [at] yahoo.com) KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, 80108 Kilifi, Kenya.
Joseph Mwangangi KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, 80108 Kilifi, Kenya.
Charles Mbogo KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, 80108 Kilifi, Kenya.
Philip Bejon KEMRI-Wellcome Trust Research Programme, 80108 Kilifi, Kenya.