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Table 5 Mosquito abundance in three epidemiological strata in Mauritania during different seasons in 2011–2013

From: Malaria in three epidemiological strata in Mauritania

Zone/study sites Number (%) of mosquitoes
Anopheles spp. Culex spp. Aedes spp. All mosquitoes
Sahelian zone 621 857 525 2003
  2011 430 (40.3) 338 (31.7) 299 (28.0) 1067
  2012 0 14 (87.5) 2 (12.5) 16
  2013 191 (20.8) 505 (54.9) 224 (24.4) 920
 Keurmassen
  2011 0 12 (38.7) 19 (61.3) 31
  2012 0 6 (100) 0 6
  2013 23 (6.8) 230 (68.0) 85 (25.2) 338
 Boghé
  2011 201 (41.1) 204 (41.7) 84 (17.2) 489
  2012 0 8 (80.0) 2 (20.0) 10
  2013 50 (17.0) 153 (51.9) 92 (31.2) 295
 Gouraye
  2011 192 (44.0) 64 (14.7) 180 (41.3) 436
  2012 0 0 0 0
  2013 46 (37.4) 60 (48.8) 17 (13.8) 123
 Ghabou
  2011 37 (33.3) 58 (52.2) 16 (14.4) 111
  2012 0 0 (0) 0 0
  2013 72 (43.9) 62 (37.8) 30 (18.3) 164
Sahelo-Saharan zone 271 475 303 1049
   2011 12 (3.1) 170 (44.3) 202 (52.6) 384
   2012 0 32 (74.4) 11 (25.6) 43
   2013 259 (41.6) 273 (43.9) 90 (14.5) 622
 Kobeni 0 109 (41.8) 152 (58.2) 261
  2011 0 11 (100) 0 11
  2012 106 (62.7) 54 (32.0) 9 (5.3) 169
  2013     
 Kankossa
  2011 9 (14.8) 28 (45.9) 24 (39.3) 61
  2012 0 21 (65.6) 11 (34.4) 32
  2013 97 (35.9) 127 (47.0) 46 (17.0) 270
 Tamcheket
  2011 3 (13.0) 11 (47.8) 9 (39.1) 23
  2012 0 0 0 0
  2013 23 (24.2) 51 (53.7) 21 (22.1) 95
 Nbeika
  2011 0 22 (56.4) 17 (43.6) 39
  2012 0 0 0 0
  2013 33 (37.5) 41 (46.6) 14 (15.9) 88
Saharan zone 122 299 104 525
  2011 31 (28.2) 56 (50.9) 23 (20.9) 110
  2012 9 (17.6) 31 (60.8) 11 (21.6) 51
  2013 82 (22.5) 212 (58.2) 70 (19.2) 364
 Teyarett, Nouakchott
  2011 22 (44.0) 19 (38.0) 9 (18.0) 50
  2012 9 (39.1) 6 (26.1) 8 (34.8) 23
  2013 58 (39.2) 42 (28.4) 48 (32.4) 148
 Darnaim, Nouakchott
  2011 9 (31.0) 7 (24.1) 13 (44.8) 29
  2012 0 23 (88.5) 3 (11.5) 26
  2013 22 (23.9) 50 (54.4) 20 (21.7) 92
 Akjoujt
  2011 0 6 (100) 0 6
  2012 0 0 0 0
  2013 0 39 (95.1) 2 (4.9) 41
 Aoujeft
  2011 0 24 (96.0) 1 (4.0) 25
  2012 0 2 (100) 0 2
  2013 2 (2.4) 81 (97.6) 0 83
  1. Overall data obtained in each zone, followed by data from each study site, are presented. The total numbers of mosquitoes in each zone are in italics. The collection periods correspond to the ‘cool’ dry season after the rainy season from the end of November to December 2011, ‘hot’ dry season in June 2012, and rainy season in October 2013