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Journal of Physical Science and Environmental Studies

Research Paper|Published October 2021|Vol. 7 (4):35-44.


Examining the Causes of Mosquito Bites to Human Life: A Look at Kampala from 2018-2019


Muganzi Edson Rusetuka


Department of peace and conflict studies, University for Peace (UPEACE), Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Main Campus: Rodrigo Carazo odio, San Jose, Costa Rica. 



The purpose of the study was to examine the causes of mosquito bites to human life:  a look at Kampala metropolitan from 2018-2019. This study looked at causes of mosquito bites, symptoms, treatment, effects and interventions made by the Uganda government to decrease the overall number of mosquito bites that result in increased Malaria incidence rate, conclusions and recommendations. The study findings indicate that 90% of mosquito bites in Kampala metropolitan was attributed to stagnant water around homesteads, uncovered septic tanks, dirty and dumpy latrines floors that become breeding grounds for mosquitoes, bushes surrounding homesteads for instance the grass that acts as resting places and leaving house window screens open throughout the night. Most numbers of malaria cases occur during the period of June- July due to the rainy season, climate change, prolonged intermittent rains in various parts of the country that have lasted till to date (August 2019), and reduced net ownership and use due to the aging of nets distributed in 2017/18 mass Long Lasting Insecticide-treated Mosquito Nets (LLINs) campaign. Mosquitoes are important vectors of diseases such as malaria fever, chikungunya, dengue and other arboviruses by transmitting diseases. Mosquitoes cause the deaths of more people.

Keywords:Cause, Mosquito bites, Human Life, Kampala metropolitan, Uganda.


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