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Semi-high-throughput detection of Plasmodium falciparum and Plasmodium vivax oocysts in mosquitoes using bead-beating followed by circumsporozoite ELISA and quantitative PCR

September 11, 2017 - 15:47 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Wouter Graumans, Fitsum G. Tadesse, Teun Bousema, et al.
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2017 16:356, 6 September 2017

The proposed bead-beating CSP-ELISA/qPCR methodology considerably increases throughput for the detection of mosquito infection.

Affordable house designs to improve health in rural Africa: a field study from northeastern Tanzania

August 10, 2017 - 15:40 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Lorenz von Seidlein, Konstantin Ikonomedis, Jakob B Knudsen, et al.
Reference: 
The Lancet, Volume 1, No. 5, e188–e199, August 2017

The new design houses had fewer mosquitoes and were cooler than modified and unmodified traditional homes.

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Concentration of Plasmodium falciparum gametocytes in whole blood samples by magnetic cell sorting enhances parasite infection rates in mosquito feeding assays

August 8, 2017 - 11:19 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Isaie J. Reuling, Will J. R. Stone, Robert W. Sauerwein, et al.
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2017 16:315, 5 August 2017

The current study demonstrates that concentration methods of P. falciparum gametocyte-infected whole blood samples can enhance transmission in mosquito-feeding assays.

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NOT Open Access | Menoctone Resistance in Malaria Parasites Is Conferred by M133I Mutations in Cytochrome b That Are Transmissible through Mosquitoes

July 29, 2017 - 16:05 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Lynn D. Blake, Myles E. Johnson, Dennis E. Kyle, et al.
Reference: 
Antimicrob. Agents Chemother. August 2017 vol. 61 no. 8 e00689-17

Malaria-related mortality has slowly decreased over the past decade; however, eradication of malaria requires the development of new antimalarial chemotherapies that target liver stages of the parasite and combat the emergence of drug resistance.

Measuring, manipulating and exploiting behaviours of adult mosquitoes to optimise malaria vector control impact

May 25, 2017 - 09:10 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Gerry F Killeen, John M Marshall, Samson S Kiware, Andy B South, Lucy S Tusting, Prosper P Chaki, Nicodem J Govella
Reference: 
BMJ Global Healthm April 26, 2017, 2 (2) e000212

Residual malaria transmission can persist despite high coverage with effective long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and/or indoor residual spraying (IRS), because many vector mosquitoes evade them by feeding on animals, feeding outdoors, resting outdoors or rapidly exiting from houses after entering them.

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Control of Malaria Vector Mosquitoes by Insecticide-Treated Combinations of Window Screens and Eave Baffles

May 25, 2017 - 09:06 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Gerry F. Killeen, John P. Masalu, Dingani Chinula, Emmanouil A. Fotakis, Deogratius R. Kavishe, David Malone, and Fredros Okumu
Reference: 
Emerging Infectious Diseases, Volume 23, Number 5—May 2017

We assessed window screens and eave baffles (WSEBs), which enable mosquitoes to enter but not exit houses, as an alternative to indoor residual spraying (IRS) for malaria vector control.

The paradigm of eave tubes: scaling up house improvement and optimizing insecticide delivery against disease-transmitting mosquitoes

May 25, 2017 - 06:01 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Fredros Okumu
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2017 16:207, 19 May 2017

Control of mosquito-borne diseases is greatly compromised by spread of insecticide resistance, high implementation costs and sub-optimal compliance among users.

Comparison of two adult mosquito sampling methods with human landing catches in south-central Ethiopia

January 17, 2017 - 15:30 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Oljira Kenea, Meshesha Balkew, Habte Tekie, Teshome Gebre-Michael, Wakgari Deressa, Eskindir Loha, Bernt Lindtjørn and Hans J. Overgaard
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2017 16:30, 13 January 2017

Results showed that HLC was the most efficient method for sampling An. arabiensis.

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Is Avian Malaria Playing a Role in Native Bird Declines in New Zealand? Testing Hypotheses along an Elevational Gradient

December 21, 2016 - 16:44 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Chris N. Niebuhr, Robert Poulin, Daniel M. Tompkins
Reference: 
PLoS ONE 11(11): e0165918

The mosquito-borne disease avian malaria (Plasmodium spp.) has impacted both captive populations and wild individuals of native New Zealand bird species.

Field effectiveness of microbial larvicides on mosquito larvae in malaria areas of Botswana and Zimbabwe

December 7, 2016 - 17:35 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Mulamuli Mpofu, Piet Becker, Kaka Mudambo and Christiaan de Jager
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2016 15:586, 6 December 2016

Larval control using Bti showed a high effect on the population of the mosquito larvae.

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