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Dataset for mark-release-recapture experiments detailing the place and time of feeding by Anopheles farauti in Haleta village, Solomon Islands

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Title
Dataset for mark-release-recapture experiments detailing the place and time of feeding by Anopheles farauti in Haleta village, Solomon Islands
Type
Dataset
Date Record Created
2016-02-05
Date Record Modified
2017-11-29
Language
English
Coverage
Date Coverage
2011-11-23 to 2012-05-16
Time Period
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Geospatial Location
  • Nggela Sule Island, Solomon Islands
  • Haleta, Solomon Islands
Description
Descriptions
  1. Type: full

    Background: In the 1970s, Anopheles farauti in the Solomon Island responded to indoor residual spraying with DDT by increasingly feeding more often outdoors and earlier in the evening. Although long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) are now the primary malaria vector control intervention, only a small proportion of An. farauti still seeks blood meals indoors and late at night where they are vulnerable to being killing by contract with the insecticides in LLINs. The effectiveness of LLINs and indoor residual spraying (IRS) in controlling malaria transmission where the vectors are most exophagic and early biting will depend on whether the predominant outdoor or early biting phenotypes are associated with a subpopulation of the vectors present.

    Methods: Mark-release-recapture experiments were conducted in the Solomon Islands to determine if individual Anopheles farauti repeat the same behaviours over successive feeding cycles. The two behavioural phenotypes examined were those on which the WHO recommended malaria vector control strategies, LLINs and IRS, depend: indoor and late night biting.

    Results: Evidence was not found for subpopulations of An. farauti regarding time (early evening or late night) or location (indoor or outdoor) of blood feeding. Individual An. farauti did not consistently repeat the behavioural phenotype expressed for their original blood meal (e.g., while most mosquitoes that fed early and outdoors and would repeat those behaviours, some fed late at night and indoors in the next feeding cycle).

    Conclusions: The finding that An. farauti is a homogeneous population is significant as all individual vectors can potentially be exposed to the insecticides used in insecticide treated nets (ITNs) or IRS. Across the multiple feeding cycles required to complete the extrinsic incubation period, individual females may enter houses late at night and potentially be exposed to insecticides in ITNs and IRS. This may explain, in part, the degree of control that LLINs and IRS have exerted against a predominantly outdoor feeding mosquito such as An. farauti. These findings may be applicable to the outdoor feeding vectors that dominate transmission in much of the malaria endemic world and justifies continued distribution of LLINs. However, the population-level tendency of mosquitoes to feed outdoors and early in the evening will require complementary interventions if malaria control can be accelerated towards elimination.e-recapture experiments were conducted in the Solomon Islands to determine if individual Anopheles farauti repeat the same behaviours over successive feeding cycles. The two behavioural phenotypes examined were those on which the WHO recommended malaria vector control strategies, LLINs and IRS, depend: indoor and late night biting.

  2. Type: note

    This dataset consists of a description of data archiving and data dictionaries in PDF format and a spreadsheet in MS Excel (.xlsx) and Open Document (.ods) formats

Related Publications
  1. Russell, Tanya L., Beebe, Nigel W., Bugoro, Hugo, Apairamo, Allan, Collins, Frank H., Cooper, Robert D., Lobo, Neil F., and Burkot, Thomas R. (2016) Anopheles farauti is a homogeneous population that blood feeds early and outdoors in the Solomon Islands. Malaria Journal, 15 (151). pp. 1-7.
    Open Access
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People
Creators
  1. Aggregated by: Dr Tanya Russell , tanya.russell@jcu.edu.au , Queensland Tropical Health Alliance (6204)
  2. Aggregated by: Prof Thomas Burkot , tom.burkot@jcu.edu.au , Queensland Tropical Health Alliance (6204), Centre for Biosecurity in Tropical Infectious Diseases
Primary Contact
Dr Tanya Russell, tanya.russell@jcu.edu.au
Supervisors
Collaborators
  1. Dr Nigel Beebe, University of Queensland, School of Biological Sciences, St. Lucia, QLD 4068, Australia
  2. Dr Hugo Bugoro, National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, Ministry of Health, Honiara, Solomon Islands
  3. Mr Allan Apairamo, National Vector Borne Disease Control Programme, Ministry of Health, Honiara, Solomon Islands
  4. Prof Frank Collins, Eck Institute for Global Health, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 46556, USA
  5. Lt Col Robert Cooper, Australian Army Malaria Institute, Gallipoli Barracks, Enoggera, 4052, Australia
  6. Dr Neil Lobo, Eck Institute for Global Health, Department of Biological Sciences, University of Notre Dame, Notre Dame, IN, 46556, USA
Subject
Fields of Research
  1. 060201 - Behavioural Ecology (060201)
  2. 111799 - Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified (111799)
Socio-Economic Objective
  1. 960405 - Control of Pests, Diseases and Exotic Species at Regional or Larger Scales (960405)
  2. 920499 - Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) not elsewhere classified (920499)
Keywords
  1. behavioural polymorphism
  2. Anopheles farauti
  3. Solomon Islands
  4. mark-release-recapture
  5. heterogenous population
  6. insect
Research Activity
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Research Themes
Tropical Health, Medicine and Biosecurity
Rights
License
CC BY: Attribution 3.0 AU
License - Other
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Access Rights/Conditions
Open access. If the data is not freely accessible via the link provided, please contact the nominated data manager or researchdata@jcu.edu.au for assistance.
Type
open
Rights
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Data
Data Location
Online Locations
Attachments
  1. Description_of_data_archiving_for_analysis.pdf (Supporting Material, Public)
  2. MRR_data_for_MTC02_and_MTC05.xlsx (Data File, Public)
  3. MRR_data_for_MTC02_and_MTC05.ods (Data File, Public)
Stored At
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Citation
Cite:
Russell, T.; Beebe, N.; Bugoro, H.; Apairamo, A.; Collins, F.; Cooper, R.; Lobo, N.; Burkot, T. (2016). Dataset for mark-release-recapture experiments detailing the place and time of feeding by Anopheles farauti in Haleta village, Solomon Islands. James Cook University. (dataset). http://dx.doi.org/10.4225/28/56BD124CC9260
Digital Object Identifier (DOI):
10.4225/28/56BD124CC9260