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Table 3 The total numbers of mosquitoes examined and sporozoite rates for An. arabiensis , An. gambiae s.s . and An. funestus collected by pyrethrum spray catch from Chipula and Kela villages in the lower Shire valley Malawi, between January 2002 and January 2003

From: Entomological indices of malaria transmission in Chikhwawa district, Southern Malawi

  Total Chipula village Kela village
No. tested No. positive Sporozoite rate (95% CI) No. tested No. positive Sporozoite rate (95% CI)
An. arabiensis 2315 792 35 4.4 (2.9 – 5.8) 1523 39 2.6 (1.8 – 3.4)
An. gambiae s.s. 718 219 27 12.3 (10.2–4.4) 499 49 9.8 (8.2–11.5)
An. funestus 925 411 21 5.1 (0.8 – 9.5) 514 21 4.1 (1.5 – 6.7)
Total 3958 1422 83 5.8 (4.6-7.0) 2536 109 4.3 (3.5 – 5.1)