oa Journal of the Entomological Society of Southern Africa - The effect of cultivation of swamps on the Anopheline fauna in Kigezi district, Uganda



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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