Topographic models for predicting malaria vector breeding habitats: Potential tools for vector control managers

  • Nmor J
  • Sunahara T
  • Goto K
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Abstract

Identification of malaria vector breeding sites can enhance control activities. Although associations between malaria vector breeding sites and topography are well recognized, practical models that predict breeding sites from topographic information are lacking. We used topographic variables derived from remotely sensed Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) to model the breeding sites of malaria vectors. We further compared the predictive strength of two different DEMs and evaluated the predictability of various habitat types inhabited by Anopheles larvae.

Author-supplied keywords

  • Africa
  • Anopheles
  • Breeding habitats
  • Kenya
  • Malaria
  • Prediction
  • Topographic models

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