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Car tires as construction material and the emergence of Aedes aegipty in the city of Pemba

->Portuguese This post is the result of fieldwork carried out in December 2017 in the city of Pemba, in the neighborhoods of Alto-Gingone, Cariacó and Natite. It describes how the socioeconomic characteristics of households, together with the climatic conditions of the city, can contribute to the proliferation of Aedes aegipty mosquitoes. In recent years the … Continue reading Car tires as construction material and the emergence of Aedes aegipty in the city of Pemba

Social and ecological meanings of water-containers

->Portuguese On the 6th of November 2017 I embarked in a journey to the city of Maputo, Mozambique. I travelled to this emblematic city located in a beautiful bay of the Indian Ocean with the intention of understanding water-storage practices in the city, and researching whether these relate to the re-surgence of Aedes mosquitoes in … Continue reading Social and ecological meanings of water-containers

Who is vulnerable to contracting dengue in the neighborhood of Cariacó, city of Pemba?

->Portuguese During the discussions held by the research team of the project, it was suspected that women would be vulnerable to Aedes aegypti mosquitoes. This because these mosquitoes frequently bite inside households and during morning hours and (we thought) many women stay home during the day. However, after traveling to Pemba and conducting house to … Continue reading Who is vulnerable to contracting dengue in the neighborhood of Cariacó, city of Pemba?

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