Comparative efficacy of two poeciliid fish in indoor cement tanks against chikungunya vector Aedes aegypti in villages in Karnataka, India

January 2011
BMC Public Health;2011, Vol. 11 Issue 1, p599
Academic Journal
The article focuses on a study conducted to examine the ability of two poeciliid larvivorous fish guppy and mosquitofish against chikungunya vector Aedes aegypti in indoor cement tanks in the village of Karnataka, India. It mentions that Poecilia exhibited high survival rates than Gambusia in cement tanks. Further it suggests that the use of Poecilia and education and communication (IEC) campaign is highly recommended for areas still affected by chikungunya in Karnataka.


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