A K Githeko

Summary

Affiliation: Kenya Medical Research Institute
Country: Kenya

Publications

  1. pmc Landscape determinants and remote sensing of anopheline mosquito larval habitats in the western Kenya highlands
    Emmanuel Mushinzimana
    Climate and Human Health Research Unit, Centre for Vector Biology and Control Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya
    Malar J 5:13. 2006
  2. pmc Topography and malaria transmission heterogeneity in western Kenya highlands: prospects for focal vector control
    Andrew K Githeko
    Climate and Human Health Research Unit, Centre for Vector Biology and Control Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kisumu, Kenya
    Malar J 5:107. 2006
  3. pmc Egg hatching, larval movement and larval survival of the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae in desiccating habitats
    Constantianus J M Koenraadt
    Laboratory of Entomology, Department of Plant Sciences, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
    Malar J 2:20. 2003
  4. pmc Examining the determinants of mosquito-avoidance practices in two Kenyan cities
    Kate MacIntyre
    Department of International Health and Development, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, Suite 2200, 1440 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Malar J 1:14. 2002
  5. pmc New records of Anopheles arabiensis breeding on the Mount Kenya highlands indicate indigenous malaria transmission
    Hong Chen
    Program in Public Health, College of Health Sciences, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
    Malar J 5:17. 2006
  6. pmc Climate change and vector-borne diseases: a regional analysis
    A K Githeko
    Climate and Human Health Research Unit, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kisumu, Kenya
    Bull World Health Organ 78:1136-47. 2000
  7. ncbi Life-table analysis of Anopheles arabiensis in western Kenya highlands: effects of land covers on larval and adult survivorship
    Yaw A Afrane
    Climate and Human Health Research Unit, Centre for Vector Biology and Control Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 77:660-6. 2007
  8. ncbi Association between land cover and habitat productivity of malaria vectors in western Kenyan highlands
    Stephen Munga
    Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kisumu, Kenya
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 74:69-75. 2006
  9. pmc Plasmodium falciparum spatial analysis, western Kenya highlands
    Otsyula G Munyekenye
    Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kisumu, Kenya
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:1571-7. 2005
  10. ncbi Effects of microclimatic changes caused by deforestation on the survivorship and reproductive fitness of Anopheles gambiae in western Kenya highlands
    Yaw A Afrane
    Climate and Human Health Research Unit, Centre for Vector Biology and Control Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 74:772-8. 2006

Detail Information

Publications29

  1. pmc Landscape determinants and remote sensing of anopheline mosquito larval habitats in the western Kenya highlands
    Emmanuel Mushinzimana
    Climate and Human Health Research Unit, Centre for Vector Biology and Control Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya
    Malar J 5:13. 2006
    ..This study examined the landscape determinants of anopheline mosquito larval habitats and usefulness of remote sensing in identifying these habitats in western Kenya highlands...
  2. pmc Topography and malaria transmission heterogeneity in western Kenya highlands: prospects for focal vector control
    Andrew K Githeko
    Climate and Human Health Research Unit, Centre for Vector Biology and Control Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kisumu, Kenya
    Malar J 5:107. 2006
    ..The aim of this study was to determine the effects of topography on malaria spatial vector distribution and parasite prevalence...
  3. pmc Egg hatching, larval movement and larval survival of the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae in desiccating habitats
    Constantianus J M Koenraadt
    Laboratory of Entomology, Department of Plant Sciences, Wageningen University, The Netherlands
    Malar J 2:20. 2003
    ..Although the effects of rainfall on the population dynamics of the malaria vector Anopheles gambiae have been studied in great detail, the effects of dry periods on its survival remain less clear...
  4. pmc Examining the determinants of mosquito-avoidance practices in two Kenyan cities
    Kate MacIntyre
    Department of International Health and Development, School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine, Tulane University, Suite 2200, 1440 Canal St, New Orleans, LA 70112, USA
    Malar J 1:14. 2002
    ..This study assesses the behavioural and socio-economic factors associated with avoiding mosquitoes and preventing malaria in urban environments in Kenya...
  5. pmc New records of Anopheles arabiensis breeding on the Mount Kenya highlands indicate indigenous malaria transmission
    Hong Chen
    Program in Public Health, College of Health Sciences, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
    Malar J 5:17. 2006
    ..Determination of presence and abundance of malaria vector is vital for effective control and epidemic risk assessment of malaria among both local residents and tourists...
  6. pmc Climate change and vector-borne diseases: a regional analysis
    A K Githeko
    Climate and Human Health Research Unit, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kisumu, Kenya
    Bull World Health Organ 78:1136-47. 2000
    ..Climate change has far-reaching consequences and touches on all life-support systems. It is therefore a factor that should be placed high among those that affect human health and survival...
  7. ncbi Life-table analysis of Anopheles arabiensis in western Kenya highlands: effects of land covers on larval and adult survivorship
    Yaw A Afrane
    Climate and Human Health Research Unit, Centre for Vector Biology and Control Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 77:660-6. 2007
    ..arabiensis than to An. gambiae in western Kenya highlands. However, environmental changes such as deforestation and global warming may facilitate the establishment of An. arabiensis populations in the highlands...
  8. ncbi Association between land cover and habitat productivity of malaria vectors in western Kenyan highlands
    Stephen Munga
    Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kisumu, Kenya
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 74:69-75. 2006
    ..gambiae larvae, and consequently increase the risks of malaria transmission to the human population...
  9. pmc Plasmodium falciparum spatial analysis, western Kenya highlands
    Otsyula G Munyekenye
    Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kisumu, Kenya
    Emerg Infect Dis 11:1571-7. 2005
    ..Asexual parasite density indicated clustering near major vector breeding habitats. Variability in seasonal prevalence indicates transmission instability and susceptibility to epidemics...
  10. ncbi Effects of microclimatic changes caused by deforestation on the survivorship and reproductive fitness of Anopheles gambiae in western Kenya highlands
    Yaw A Afrane
    Climate and Human Health Research Unit, Centre for Vector Biology and Control Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 74:772-8. 2006
    ..The vectorial capacity of An. gambiae under study was estimated at least 106% and 29% higher in the deforested area than in the forested area in dry and rainy seasons, respectively...
  11. ncbi Survivorship of immature stages of Anopheles gambiae s.l. (Diptera: Culicidae) in natural habitats in western Kenya highlands
    Stephen Munga
    Kenya Medical Research Institute, Centre for Vector Biology and Control Research, P O Box 1578, Kisumu, Kenya
    J Med Entomol 44:758-64. 2007
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  12. pmc Deforestation and vectorial capacity of Anopheles gambiae Giles mosquitoes in malaria transmission, Kenya
    Yaw A Afrane
    Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kisumu, Kenya
    Emerg Infect Dis 14:1533-8. 2008
    ..We showed that deforestation changes microclimates, leading to more rapid sporogonic development of P. falciparum and to a marked increase of malaria risk in the western Kenyan highland...
  13. pmc Progress towards understanding the ecology and epidemiology of malaria in the western Kenya highlands: opportunities and challenges for control under climate change risk
    A K Githeko
    Kenya Medical Research Institute, Centre for Global Health Research, Climate and Human Health Research Unit, Kisumu, Kenya
    Acta Trop 121:19-25. 2012
    ..New and innovative control interventions such as house modification with a one-application strategy may reduce the threat from insecticide resistance and low compliance associated with the use of ITNs...
  14. ncbi Effects of larval competitors and predators on oviposition site selection of Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto
    Stephen Munga
    Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kisumu, Kenya
    J Med Entomol 43:221-4. 2006
    ..This study demonstrated that caged An. gambiae females avoid oviposition in habitats with supposed competitors and predators...
  15. ncbi Field testing an enzyme-linked synthetic oligonucleotide probe for identification of Anopheles gambiae s.s. and An. arabiensis
    A K Githeko
    Kenya Medical Research Institute KEMRI, Vector Biology and Control Research Centre, Kisumu, Kenya
    Ann Trop Med Parasitol 87:595-601. 1993
    ..This study demonstrates that the enzyme-linked DNA probe assay is applicable under field conditions...
  16. ncbi Oviposition site preference and egg hatchability of Anopheles gambiae: effects of land cover types
    Stephen Munga
    Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kisumu, Kenya
    J Med Entomol 42:993-7. 2005
    ..gambiae larvae in the western Kenya highland...
  17. ncbi Effects of microclimatic changes caused by land use and land cover on duration of gonotrophic cycles of Anopheles gambiae (Diptera: Culicidae) in western Kenya highlands
    Yaw A Afrane
    Climate and Human Health Research Unit, Centre for Vector Biology and Control Research, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kenya
    J Med Entomol 42:974-80. 2005
    ..gambiae mosquitoes...
  18. pmc Evaluation of environmental data for identification of Anopheles (Diptera: Culicidae) aquatic larval habitats in Kisumu and Malindi, Kenya
    Benjamin G Jacob
    Illinois Natural History Survey CEE, 1910 Griffith Dr, N 104 Annex, Champaign, IL 61820, USA
    J Med Entomol 42:751-5. 2005
    ..MTI data at 5-m spatial resolution do not have an additional predictive value for mosquito counts when adjusted for field-based ecological data...
  19. ncbi Occurrence and distribution of Anopheles (Diptera: Culicidae) larval habitats on land cover change sites in urban Kisumu and urban Malindi, Kenya
    Benjamin Jacob
    Global Public Health Research Group, Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, University of Miami, School of Medicine, 12500 SW 152nd St, Bldg B, Miami, FL 33177, USA
    J Med Entomol 40:777-84. 2003
    ..The proportion of site positive aquatic habitats for anopheline larvae was higher in LULC change sites than for LULC nonchange sites for Kisumu. This evidence suggests LULC change can influence anopheline larval habitat distribution...
  20. pmc Association between climate variability and malaria epidemics in the East African highlands
    Guofa Zhou
    Department of Biological Sciences, State University of New York, Buffalo, NY 14260, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:2375-80. 2004
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  21. ncbi Spatial relationship between adult malaria vector abundance and environmental factors in western Kenya highlands
    Guofa Zhou
    Program in Public Health, College of Health Sciences, University of California, Irvine, California 92697, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 77:29-35. 2007
    ..Our results suggest that vector control targeted at malaria transmission hotspots and supplemented by larval control may be an effective approach for epidemic malaria control in the western Kenya highlands...
  22. pmc Comparison of mosquito control programs in seven urban sites in Africa, the Middle East, and the Americas
    Daniel E Impoinvil
    Global Public Health Program, University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA
    Health Policy 83:196-212. 2007
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  23. ncbi Climate variability and malaria epidemics in the highlands of East Africa
    Guofa Zhou
    Department of Biological Sciences, State University of New York at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY 14260, USA
    Trends Parasitol 21:54-6. 2005
    ..In all seven study sites, we found highly significant nonlinear, synergistic effects of the interaction between rainfall and temperature on malaria patient time series...
  24. ncbi Spatial distribution of anopheline larval habitats in Western Kenyan highlands: effects of land cover types and topography
    Noboru Minakawa
    Faculty of Medicine, Saga University, Saga, Japan
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 73:157-65. 2005
    ..These results suggest that clearing riparian forests would improve growing conditions of the An. gambiae complex and An. funestus larvae in Kenyan highlands...
  25. ncbi DNA profiling of human blood in anophelines from lowland and highland sites in western Kenya
    Thomas W Scott
    Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, 95616, USA
    Am J Trop Med Hyg 75:231-7. 2006
    ..Mosquito-human interactions did not differ across ecologically and epidemiologically distinct highland and lowland sites...
  26. pmc Unexpected high losses of Anopheles gambiae larvae due to rainfall
    Krijn P Paaijmans
    Meteorology and Air Quality, Wageningen University, Wageningen, The Netherlands
    PLoS ONE 2:e1146. 2007
    ..Here we study the impact of rainfall, one of the abiotic factors to which the immatures are frequently exposed, on their mortality...
  27. pmc Monooxygenase levels and knockdown resistance (kdr) allele frequencies in Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles arabiensis in Kenya
    Hong Chen
    Program in Public Health, College of Health Sciences, University of California, Irvine, CA 92697, USA
    J Med Entomol 45:242-50. 2008
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  28. ncbi Climate change: Regional warming and malaria resurgence
    Jonathan A Patz
    Department of Environmental Health Sciences, Johns Hopkins University, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland 21205, USA
    Nature 420:627-8; discussion 628. 2002
  29. ncbi Climatic, socio-economic, and health factors affecting human vulnerability to cholera in the Lake Victoria basin, East Africa
    Daniel Olago
    Department of Geology, University of Nairobi, Kenya
    Ambio 36:350-8. 2007
    ..In assessing the communities' adaptive capacity, the report concludes that persistent levels of poverty have made these communities vulnerable to cholera epidemics...