oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The effect of cultivation of swamps on the Anopheline fauna in Kigezi district, Uganda
|Article Title||The effect of cultivation of swamps on the Anopheline fauna in Kigezi district, Uganda|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Journal||Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa|
|Affiliations||1 Entomologist, Medical Department, Uganda|
|Publication Date||Sep 1948|
|Pages||76 - 82|
|Keyword(s)||Anopheline fauna, Beer-well, Breeding-sites, Cultivated swamps, Kigezi district, Malaria-vectors, Native water-holes and Papyrus swamps|
Parts of the Kigezi district are heavily over-populated and apt to suffer from famines during drought-years. Drainage operations in certain valleys with extensive papyrus swamps resulted in a great increase in the amount of cultivated swamp. The example was followed extensively by the local Africans (Bakiga). The increased cultivation of swamps was followed by a great increase of malaria in the district and these investigations were undertaken to find out whether the increase of malaria was a result of the increase in cultivation of swamps.
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