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anopheles funestus

Long-lasting insecticidal nets no longer effectively kill the highly resistant Anopheles funestus of southern Mozambique

August 6, 2015 - 05:20 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Katey D Glunt, Ana Abílio, Quique Bassat, Helder Bulo, Allison E Gilbert, Silvie Huijben, Maria Manaca, Eusebio Macete, Pedro Alonso, Krijn P Paaijmans
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:298 (5 August 2015)

Anopheles funestus s.s. in Manhiça is extremely resistant to pyrethroids, and this area is clearly a pyrethroid-resistance hotspot.

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Sibling species of the Anopheles funestus group, and their infection with malaria and lymphatic filarial parasites, in archived and newly collected specimens from northeastern Tanzania

March 10, 2015 - 13:10 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Yahya A Derua, Michael Alifrangis, Stephen M Magesa, William N Kisinza, Paul E Simonsen
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:104 (6 March 2015)

The study indicated that the composition of the An. funestus group had remained rather stable during the study period, with An. funestus s.s. being the most predominant.

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NOT Open Access | Larval salinity tolerance of two members of the Anopheles funestus group

May 28, 2014 - 12:32 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
L. L. Koekemoer, K. Waniwa, B. D. Brooke, G. Nkosi, A. Mabuza and M. Coetzee
Reference: 
Medical and Veterinary Entomology Volume 28, Issue 2, pages 187–192, June 2014

The Anopheles funestus group (Diptera: Culicidae) is one of the main species groups involved in malaria transmission in the Afrotropical regions.

Implications of low-density microfilariae carriers in Anopheles transmission areas: molecular forms of Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles funestus populations in perspective

April 15, 2014 - 17:36 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Kwansa-Bentum B, Aboagye-Antwi F, Otchere J, Wilson M, Boakye D
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Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7 :157 (1 April 2014)

In this study, the ability of these vectors in transmitting Wuchereria bancrofti in nine lymphatic filariasis endemic communities in Gomoa District of Ghana after four rounds of MDA with ivermectin and albendazole was investigated.

Behavioural divergence of sympatric Anopheles funestus populations in Burkina Faso

February 27, 2014 - 09:43 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Guelbeogo WM, Sagnon N, Liu F, Besansky NJ, Costantini C
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :65 (24 February 2014)

Both Kiribina and Folonzo chromosomal forms are formidable malaria vectors in Burkina Faso.

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Contrasting Plasmodium infection rates and insecticide susceptibility profiles between the sympatric sibling species Anopheles parensis and Anopheles funestus s.s: a potential challenge for malaria vector control in Uganda

February 25, 2014 - 17:12 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Mulamba C, Irving H, Riveron JM, Mukwaya LG, Birungi J, Wondji CS
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Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7 :71 (17 February 2014)

 Here, we investigated the species composition, infection rate and susceptibility to insecticides of this species group in Uganda.

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Entomological and parasitological impacts of indoor residual spraying with DDT, alphacypermethrin and deltamethrin in the western foothill area of Madagascar

January 27, 2014 - 13:30 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Ratovonjato J, Randrianarivelojosia M, Rakotondrainibe ME, Raharimanga V, Andrianaivolambo L, Le Goff G, Rogier C, Ariey F, Boyer S, Robert V
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :21 (14 January 2014)

The study highlights the strengths and weaknesses of the IRS implementation and the need for complementary tools for an optimal vector control in Madagascar.

Biting patterns and seasonality of anopheles gambiae sensu lato and anopheles funestus mosquitoes in Kamuli District, Uganda

December 11, 2013 - 16:09 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Kabbale FG, Akol AM, Kaddu JB, Onapa AW
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Parasites & Vectors 2013, 6 :340 (5 December 2013)

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We investigated the biting patterns and seasonal abundances of Anopheles gambiae s.l. and An. funestus mosquitoes in Kamuli District, Uganda.

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Marked biological differences between insecticide resistant and susceptible strains of Anopheles funestus infected with the murine parasite Plasmodium berghei

June 26, 2013 - 18:59 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Lo TM, Coetzee M
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Parasites & Vectors 2013, 6:184 (19 June 2013)
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The presence of both insecticide resistance and limited parasite infection phenotypes in the same individuals suggests there may be association between the two mechanisms, but further elucidation is required.

Living on the edge: a longitudinal study of Anopheles funestus in an isolated area of Mozambique

June 19, 2013 - 20:32 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Charlwood J, Cuamba N, Tomás EV, Briët OJ
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2013, 12:208 (17 June 2013)
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It is suggested that a proportion of the mosquito population may become gonotrophically discordant during the long dry season resulting in enhanced mosquito survival and sustained malaria transmission.

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