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Mosquito-borne viruses circulating in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo

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ABSTRACT

Adult mosquitoes collected in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), were screened for viruses in this study.

Approximately 40% of mosquitoes were found to be infected with Alphavirus, Flavivirus, and/or Bunyaviridae.

Chikungunya, o’nyong’nyong, and Rift valley fever viruses were found in mosquitoes.

Habitats favouring mosquito breeding and viral transmission were found in Kinshasa.

Screening for mosquito-borne viruses in humans and livestock in DRC is recommended.

Screening for mosquito-borne viruses in humans and livestock in DRC is recommended.

No MeSH data available.


Map of Kinshasa showing the mosquito sampling locations. Adult mosquitoes were collected from Kimwenza (Mount Ngafula municipality), Kingabwa (Limete municipality), Area 8 and 9 (Ndjili municipality), Nsanga and Mokali (Kimbanseke municipality), and Ngaba market (Ngaba municipality). The insert shows the location of Kinshasa City in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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fig0005: Map of Kinshasa showing the mosquito sampling locations. Adult mosquitoes were collected from Kimwenza (Mount Ngafula municipality), Kingabwa (Limete municipality), Area 8 and 9 (Ndjili municipality), Nsanga and Mokali (Kimbanseke municipality), and Ngaba market (Ngaba municipality). The insert shows the location of Kinshasa City in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

Mentions: Mosquitoes were collected in selected areas within Kinshasa (Figure 1), the capital city of DRC, located at 4° 19′ 30′′ S and 15° 19′ 20″ E. Kinshasa covers an area of 9965 km2, of which 90% is rural. It borders Brazzaville across the wide Congo River and is surrounded by four provinces, including Kongo-Central in the south and Kwilu, Kwango, and Mai-Ndombe in the north and in the east. The climate of Kinshasa is characterized by two seasons: a dry season from the second half of May to September and a rainy season from October to the first half of May, with a short break in February. Kinshasa experiences an average of 1482 mm of rainfall per year and has an average annual temperature of 25.2 °C and average annual relative humidity of 80.3%. The landscape ranges from the larger plain to some hills on the periphery, and a considerable hydrographic network crosses Kinshasa. The soils are sandy, sandy-argillaceous to argillaceous, with vegetation including steppes, semi deciduous and riverine forest islands, and wooded and grassy savannah. Kinshasa is divided into 24 municipalities.


Mosquito-borne viruses circulating in Kinshasa, Democratic Republic of the Congo
Map of Kinshasa showing the mosquito sampling locations. Adult mosquitoes were collected from Kimwenza (Mount Ngafula municipality), Kingabwa (Limete municipality), Area 8 and 9 (Ndjili municipality), Nsanga and Mokali (Kimbanseke municipality), and Ngaba market (Ngaba municipality). The insert shows the location of Kinshasa City in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
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fig0005: Map of Kinshasa showing the mosquito sampling locations. Adult mosquitoes were collected from Kimwenza (Mount Ngafula municipality), Kingabwa (Limete municipality), Area 8 and 9 (Ndjili municipality), Nsanga and Mokali (Kimbanseke municipality), and Ngaba market (Ngaba municipality). The insert shows the location of Kinshasa City in the Democratic Republic of the Congo.
Mentions: Mosquitoes were collected in selected areas within Kinshasa (Figure 1), the capital city of DRC, located at 4° 19′ 30′′ S and 15° 19′ 20″ E. Kinshasa covers an area of 9965 km2, of which 90% is rural. It borders Brazzaville across the wide Congo River and is surrounded by four provinces, including Kongo-Central in the south and Kwilu, Kwango, and Mai-Ndombe in the north and in the east. The climate of Kinshasa is characterized by two seasons: a dry season from the second half of May to September and a rainy season from October to the first half of May, with a short break in February. Kinshasa experiences an average of 1482 mm of rainfall per year and has an average annual temperature of 25.2 °C and average annual relative humidity of 80.3%. The landscape ranges from the larger plain to some hills on the periphery, and a considerable hydrographic network crosses Kinshasa. The soils are sandy, sandy-argillaceous to argillaceous, with vegetation including steppes, semi deciduous and riverine forest islands, and wooded and grassy savannah. Kinshasa is divided into 24 municipalities.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT

Adult mosquitoes collected in Kinshasa, the Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), were screened for viruses in this study.

Approximately 40% of mosquitoes were found to be infected with Alphavirus, Flavivirus, and/or Bunyaviridae.

Chikungunya, o’nyong’nyong, and Rift valley fever viruses were found in mosquitoes.

Habitats favouring mosquito breeding and viral transmission were found in Kinshasa.

Screening for mosquito-borne viruses in humans and livestock in DRC is recommended.

Screening for mosquito-borne viruses in humans and livestock in DRC is recommended.

No MeSH data available.