Sumodan P K
Associate Professor, Post Graduate and Research Department of Zoology, Government College, Madappally, Vadakara, Kerala, India.
Kerala is home to six mosquito-borne diseases, viz., Lymphatic filariasis, Malaria, Japanese Encephalitis, Dengue, Chikungunya and West Nile Virus. Since, 1934 several vector incrimination studies have been done in different species of mosquitoes. Filarial parasites were detected from as many as 16 mosquito species, the important ones being Culex quinquefasciatus, Mansonia annularia and Mansonia uniformis. Malaria parasites were detected from Anopheles culicifacies, An. fluviatilis, An. jeyporiensis and An. varuna. Japanese Encephalitis virus was detected from Culex tritaeniorhynchus, Cx. gelidus, Mansonia uniformis, Ma. indiana, Ma.annulifera and Anopheles subpictus. Both dengue and chikungunya viruses were detected from Aedes albopictus. West Nile Virus has not been detected from any mosquito species so far.
mosquito, vector, incrimination, lymphatic filariasis, dengue, chikungunya, virus.
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Sumodan, P., K . (2019). Mosquito Vector Incrimination Studies in Kerala, India: A Review. John Foundation Journal of EduSpark, 1(2), 45-54.