Volume 89, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Mosquito management within households remains central to the control of dengue virus transmission. An important factor in these management decisions is the spatial clustering of . We measured spatial clustering of in the town of Borbón, Ecuador and assessed what characteristics of breeding containers influenced the clustering. We used logistic regression to assess the spatial extent of that clustering. We found strong evidence for juvenile mosquito clustering within 20 m and for adult mosquito clustering within 10 m, and stronger clustering associations for containers ≥ 40 L than those < 40 L. clusters persisted after adjusting for various container characteristics, suggesting that patterns are likely attributable to short dispersal distances rather than shared characteristics of containers in cluster areas. These findings have implications for targeting control efforts.


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  • Received : 09 Aug 2012
  • Accepted : 18 Jun 2013
  • Published online : 09 Oct 2013

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