Kenya

Malaria risk

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Mosquito vectors

The table above summarises the dominant malaria vector species believed to be present and below are maps showing the predicted occurrence of these species. Click on an individual map to find out more about it.

Bionomics summary table

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Species / species complex

Vector status across species' range

Primary environment

Zoophilic / anthropophilic

Endo / exophagic

Endo / exophilic

Biting time

Anopheles (Cellia) gambiae Giles, 1902 Highly competent vector Sunlit shallow temporary pools and rice fields Anthropophilic / both Endophagic / both Both Evening / night /dawn
Anopheles (Cellia) merus Dönitz, 1902 Variable depending on location Shallow brackish pools, coastal swamps and inland salt pans Both Exophagic / both Exophilic / both Evening / night / dawn
Anopheles (Cellia) nili species complex Malaria vector throughout range Edges of fast-flowing streams and rivers, in degraded forest and savannah Anthropophilic / both Both Both Evening / night
Anopheles (Cellia) funestus Giles, 1900 Important vector wherever found Swamps, lakes edges with emergent vegetation and rice fields Anthropophilic / both Endophagic / both Both Evening / night /dawn
Anopheles (Cellia) arabiensis Patton, 1905 Important vector Dry savannah, sparse woodland and rice fields Both Exophagic / both Both Evening / night /dawn

Inherited blood disorders

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Other resources

Click on the links below for external resources relevant to malaria control in Kenya

Roll Back Malaria Strategy

Malaria Fact sheet, KEMRI

USAID

WHO

Malaria Operational Plan

Roll Back Malaria Consultative Mission

The coverage and impact of malaria intervention in Kenya

PMI

Global Fund Kenya

World Bank

WHO Country Profile

Malaria in Pregnancy, Population Council

Childinfo

2010 Malaria Indicator Survey

Malaria Indicator Surveys