Volume 81, Issue 6
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


and breeding site productivity in two American Samoa villages were analyzed during a dry season survey and compared with a wet season survey. Both surveys identified similar container types producing greater numbers of pupae, with buckets, drums, and tires responsible for > 50% of s pupae during the dry season. The prevalence of containers with and the density of in discarded appliances, drums, and discarded plastic ice cream containers were significantly greater during the dry season. pupal densities were significantly greater in the dry season in ice cream containers and tires. Significant clustering of the most productive container types by household was only found for appliances. The high productivity for and pupae during the wet and dry seasons suggests that dengue and lymphatic filariasis transmission can occur throughout the year, consistent with the reporting of dengue cases.


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  • Received : 02 Mar 2009
  • Accepted : 10 Aug 2009

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