Spatial and seasonal dynamics of Anopheles mosquitoes in Saint-Georges de l'Oyapock, French Guiana: influence of environmental factors

Publié le 1 Mai 2017
Mis à jour le 5 juillet 2019

Little is known about the Anopheles fauna of Saint-Georges de l'Oyapock, a persistent malaria-endemic municipality in French Guiana. This study aimed to update the knowledge of local Anopheles diversity, and their ecology and role in malaria transmission. Sampling sessions were implemented between September 2013 and October 2014. Four species were identified from the 3,450 specimens collected: Anopheles darlingi Root, An. braziliensis, An. triannulatus s.l., and An. nuneztovari s.l. Anopheles darlingi was the predominant species. Its involvement in malaria transmission was suspected due to 1) its abundance, 2) the presence of a density peak during the malaria emergence period, and 3) a dynamic correlated with malaria cases observed two months later. Present and past studies show that the influence of environmental conditions on malaria vector dynamics is high, and may vary drastically according to the local context. This supports evidence that control strategies must be designed at fine scales.

Auteur : Adde A, Dusfour I, Vezenegho SB, Carinci R, Issaly J, Gaborit P, Nguyen C, Ardillon V, Girod R, Briolant S
Journal of medical entomology, 2017, vol. 54, n°. 3, p. 597-605