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Eave ribbons treated with transfluthrin can protect both users and non-users against malaria vectors

September 23, 2019 - 14:12 -- Open Access
Emmanuel P. Mwanga, Arnold S. Mmbando, Fredros O. Okumu, et al.
Malaria Journal 2019 18:314, 18 September 2019

Eave ribbons treated with spatial repellents effectively prevent human exposure to outdoor-biting and indoor-biting malaria mosquitoes, and could constitute a scalable and low-cost supplement to current interventions, such as insecticide-treated nets (ITNs). This study measured protection afforded by transfluthrin-treated eave ribbons to users (personal and communal protection) and non-users (only communal protection), and whether introducing mosquito traps as additional intervention influenced these benefits.

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Genomic Footprints of Selective Sweeps from Metabolic Resistance to Pyrethroids in African Malaria Vectors Are Driven by Scale up of Insecticide-Based Vector Control

February 22, 2017 - 14:23 -- Open Access
Kayla G. Barnes, Gareth D. Weedall, Miranda Ndula, Helen Irving, Themba Mzihalowa, Janet Hemingway, Charles S. Wondji
PLoS Genet 13(2): e1006539

Insecticide resistance in mosquito populations threatens recent successes in malaria prevention.

A generic schema and data collection forms applicable to diverse entomological studies of mosquitoes

April 19, 2016 - 18:01 -- Open Access
Samson S. Kiware, Tanya L. Russell, Gerry F. Killeen, et al.
Source Code for Biology and Medicine 2016 11:4

We have designed generic data schema that can be used to develop paper or electronic based data collection forms depending on the availability of resources.

Cuticular differences associated with aridity acclimation in African malaria vectors carrying alternative arrangements of inversion 2La

May 6, 2014 - 17:24 -- Open Access
Reidenbach KR, Cheng C, Liu F, Liu C, Besansky NJ, Syed Z
Parasites & Vectors 2014, 7 :176 (10 April 2014)

To test that hypothesis, two subcolonies of both An. gambiae and An. coluzzii were established that were fixed for alternative 2La arrangements (2La or 2L+a) on an otherwise homosequential and shared genetic background.

Using a new odour-baited device to explore options for luring and killing outdoor-biting malaria vectors: a report on design and field evaluation of the Mosquito Landing Box

May 8, 2013 - 19:39 -- Open Access
Matowo NS, Moore J, Mapua S, Madumla EP, Moshi IR, Kaindoa EW, Mwangungulu SP, Kavishe DR, Sumaye RD, Lwetoijera DW, Okumu FO
Parasites & Vectors 2013, 6:137 (4 May 2013)


The findings are used to explore technical options and challenges relevant to luring and killing outdoor-biting malaria vectors in endemic settings.

Stable and fluctuating temperature effects on the development rate and survival of two malaria vectors, Anopheles arabiensis and Anopheles funestus

April 18, 2013 - 17:02 -- Open Access
Lyons CL, Coetzee M, Chown SL
Parasites & Vectors 2013, 6:104 (16 April 2013)

These data can provide a good starting point for modelling population level consequences of temperature change associated with climate change. 

Six new ways to control malaria mosquitoes

February 14, 2013 - 07:32 -- Bart G.J. Knols

It is well known that creative thinking is affected by environmental variables. That's why researchers engage in 'off-site' events. Take them out of their comfort zone of the lab or office and miracles may happen.

I am in Pangani, Tanzania, as I write this. Sitting amongst the palm trees overlooking the Indian ocean at Emayani Beach Lodge run by my brother. Thinking back about last week, when we had a kick-off meeting with 14 scientists and entrepreneurs in Ifakara, hosted by the Ifakara Health Institute (IHI). Although this year marks my 20th anniversary of working with IHI, quite a few of us were new to IHI, new to Tanzania, or even new to Africa...

Topographic models for predicting malaria vector breeding habitats: potential tools for vector control managers

January 18, 2013 - 17:46 -- Open Access
Nmor JC, Sunahara T, Goto K, Futami K, Sonye G, Akweywa P, Dida G, Minakawa N
Parasites & Vectors 2013, 6:14 (16 January 2013)

We used topographic variables derived from remotely sensed Digital Elevation Models (DEMs) to model the breeding sites of malaria vectors. We further compared the predictive strength of two different DEMs and evaluated the predictability of various habitat types inhabited by Anopheles larvae.

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