International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development

International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development


International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development
Vol. 2, Issue 11 (2015)

Diversity assessment of mosquito across habitats in the slum areas of Bankura, West Bengal, India


Goutam Chandra, Biplab Mandal, Indranil Bhattacharjee, Jayanta Kumar Kundu

Objective: Spatial and temporal changes in climate will affect the biology and ecology of vector mosquitoes and consequently the risk of disease transmission. Periodic analysis of the changes in climatic conditions with respect to the changes in frequency, diversity and distribution of vectors on a regional basis is a prerequisite for ensuring public health and sanitation. rn
Methods: Sampling of adult mosquitoes was carried out from heterogeneous habitats of slums of Bankura to determine the species composition, relative abundance and habitat characteristics. Adult mosquitoes, collected from heterogeneous locations during morning and evening times were also subjected to species level identification following standard manuals. 20 mm3 bloods were collected by finger prick and clinical examination of filariala disease of 2025 people (1250 male and 775 female) was done randomly. Symptoms of bancroftian filariasis from both sexes were recorded through physical examination. rn
Results: The mosquito species diversity (H) in summer and rainy was calculated to be 1.57 and in winter 1.63, while total number of individuals in rainy season was significantly higher than summer and winter. Endemicity rate (ER) was 18.37%. Causative parasite was identified as Wuchereria bancrofti and Culex quinquefasciatus was recorded as vector. rn
Conclusions: The findings of this study suggest serious threat of mosquito-borne diseases to public health, in Bankura, West Bengal, India promoted by anthropogenic alterations of the ecosystem.rn
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Goutam Chandra, Biplab Mandal, Indranil Bhattacharjee, Jayanta Kumar Kundu. Diversity assessment of mosquito across habitats in the slum areas of Bankura, West Bengal, India. International Journal of Multidisciplinary Research and Development, Volume 2, Issue 11, 2015, Pages 595-601
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