Kajian ekologi nyamuk aedes di Senawang Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia

Translated title of the contribution: Ecology survey on Aedes mosquito in Senawang, Negeri Sembilan

Mazrura Sahani, Hidayatul Fathi Othman, Nadia Atiqah Mohd Nor, Rozita Hod, Zainudin Mohd Ali, Mohamad Naim Mohamad Rasidi, Ah Choy Er

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A study on mosquito ecology is important in planning control activities for mosquitoe borne diseases. A study on Aedes ecology was conducted in Senawang, Negeri Sembilan from July 2009 to Febuary 2010. Senawang is located at the city fringe and is an industrial area for small and medium industries, with high population density. This study aims to determine the composition and density of Aedes population, peak biting time, the presence of larval habitat and the relationship between environmental factors. Four sampling methods used were Communicable Disease Control (CDC) light trap, bare leg catching (BLC), ovitrap and Aedes survey. Two Aedes species were identified. Ae. albopictus was the dominant type (93.29%) followed by Ae. aegypti (0.11%). Ae. albopictus was found to have two peak biting times; early morning (0700-0900) and late evening (1700-1900). Ambient temperature, relative humidity and wind velocity were found to have significant associations with the Aedes spp. biting activity towards host (p > 0.05). However, there is no significant association between rainfall and Aedes spp. density (r = -0.137, n =6 , p > 0.05). There was high density of Ae. albopictus in the study location with the Ovitrap Indices of 100% for all ovitraps stations. The Aedes survey found that with a total of 30 breeding containers positive with larvae, 93.33% were dominated by Ae. albopictus. This study showed there was high density of Ae. albopictus which has the potential of introducing dengue fever and chikungunya disease into this area. Proper environmental sanitation should be emphasized to the local community in order to prevent the spread of these diseases.

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Pages (from-to)261-269
Number of pages9
JournalSains Malaysiana
Volume41
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012

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Culicidae
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ovitraps
dengue
light traps
sanitation
wind speed
infectious diseases
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ambient temperature
legs
relative humidity
disease control
population density
planning
industry
rain
environmental factors
larvae

Keywords

  • Aedes mosquito
  • Dengue fever
  • Mosquito ecology

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Kajian ekologi nyamuk aedes di Senawang Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. / Sahani, Mazrura; Othman, Hidayatul Fathi; Nor, Nadia Atiqah Mohd; Hod, Rozita; Ali, Zainudin Mohd; Rasidi, Mohamad Naim Mohamad; Er, Ah Choy.

In: Sains Malaysiana, Vol. 41, No. 2, 02.2012, p. 261-269.

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Sahani, Mazrura ; Othman, Hidayatul Fathi ; Nor, Nadia Atiqah Mohd ; Hod, Rozita ; Ali, Zainudin Mohd ; Rasidi, Mohamad Naim Mohamad ; Er, Ah Choy. / Kajian ekologi nyamuk aedes di Senawang Negeri Sembilan, Malaysia. In: Sains Malaysiana. 2012 ; Vol. 41, No. 2. pp. 261-269.
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