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Studies on mosquito biting risk among migratory rice farmers in rural south-eastern Tanzania and development of a portable mosquito-proof hut

November 30, 2016 - 16:04 -- Open Access
Johnson K. Swai, Marceline F. Finda, Edith P. Madumla, Godfrey F. Lingamba, Irene R. Moshi, Mohamed Y. Rafiq, Silas Majambere and Fredros O. Okumu
Malaria Journal 2016 15:564, 22 November 2016

Though equal numbers of mosquitoes were caught between main houses and normal Shamba huts, the higher proportions of blood-fed mosquitoes, reduced access to organized healthcare and reduced effectiveness of LLINs, may increase vulnerability of the itinerant farmers.

An improved mosquito electrocuting trap that safely reproduces epidemiologically relevant metrics of mosquito human-feeding behaviours as determined by human landing catch

September 14, 2016 - 17:26 -- Open Access
Nicodem J. Govella, Deodatus F. Maliti, Amos T. Mlwale, John P. Masallu, Nosrat Mirzai, Paul C. D. Johnson, Heather M. Ferguson and Gerry F. Killeen
Malaria Journal 2016 15:465, 13 September 2016

This improved MET prototype is highly sensitive tool that accurately quantifies epidemiologically-relevant metrics of mosquito biting densities, behaviours and human exposure distribution.

Cow-baited tents are highly effective in sampling diverse Anopheles malaria vectors in Cambodia

August 30, 2016 - 15:13 -- Open Access
Brandyce St. Laurent, Kolthida Oy, Becky Miller, Elizabeth B. Gasteiger, Eunjae Lee, Siv Sovannaroth, Robert W. Gwadz, Jennifer M. Anderson and Rick M. Fairhurst
Malaria Journal 2016 15:440, 30 August 2016

These data indicate that cow-baited tents are highly effective in sampling diverse Anopheles malaria vectors in Cambodia.


Optimization of a Membrane Feeding Assay for Plasmodium vivax Infection in Anopheles albimanus

July 11, 2016 - 16:08 -- Open Access
Andrés F. Vallejo, Kelly Rubiano, Andres Amado, Amy R. Krystosik, Sócrates Herrera, Myriam Arévalo-Herrera
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 10(6): e0004807

We evaluated mosquito, parasite and host factors that may affect the outcome of parasite transmission as measured by artificial membrane feeding assays.

Changes in malaria burden and transmission in sentinel sites after the roll-out of long-lasting insecticidal nets in Papua New Guinea

June 16, 2016 - 15:04 -- Open Access
Hetzel M, Reimer L, Gideon G, Koimbu G, Barnadas C, Makita L, Siba P, Mueller I
Parasites & Vectors 2016, 9:340 (14 June 2016)

This manuscript assesses changes in malaria prevalence, incidence and transmission in sentinel sites following the first national distribution of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs).

NOT Open Access | Larvicidal and repellent potential of Zingiber nimmonii (J. Graham) Dalzell (Zingiberaceae) essential oil: an eco-friendly tool against malaria, dengue, and lymphatic filariasis mosquito vectors?

May 3, 2016 - 15:20 -- NOT Open Access
Marimuthu Govindarajan, Mohan Rajeswary, Subramanian Arivoli, Samuel Tennyson & Giovanni Benelli
Parasitology Research, May 2016, Volume 115, Issue 5, pp 1807-1816

Mosquitoes (Diptera: Culicidae) are important vectors of terms of public health relevance, especially in tropical and sub-tropical regions.

Risk factors of malaria in children under the age of five years old in Uganda

May 2, 2016 - 06:01 -- Open Access
Danielle Roberts and Glenda Matthews
Malaria Journal 2016 15:246, 27 April 2016

Although there has been a significant increase in the use of mosquito nets since the previous Malaria Indicator Survey done in 2009, particularly in the use of insecticide-treated nets (ITNs) and long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs), these control measures alone may not be sufficient.

Enhanced transmission of malaria parasites to mosquitoes in a murine model of type 2 diabetes

April 23, 2016 - 16:14 -- Open Access
Nazzy Pakpour, Kong Wai Cheung and Shirley Luckhart
Malaria Journal 2016 15:231, 21 April 2016

These results suggest that type 2 diabetic mice infected with malaria are more efficient at infecting mosquitoes, raising the question of whether a similar synergy exists in humans.

Factors associated with the use of mosquito bed nets: results from two cross-sectional household surveys in Zambézia Province, Mozambique

April 11, 2016 - 16:25 -- Open Access
Troy D. Moon, Caleb B. Hayes, Meridith Blevins, Melanie L. Lopez, Ann F. Green, Lazaro González-Calvo and Omo Olupona
Malaria Journal 2016 15:196, 11 April 2016

Intensified focus on the poorest, least educated, and most distant from health services is needed to improve equity of ITN availability and usage.

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