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diptera:culicidae

New Mosquitocide Derived From Volcanic Rock

August 22, 2020 - 09:39 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Deguenon JM, Riegel C, Cloherty-Duvernay ER, Chen K, Stewart DA, Wang B, Gittins D, Tihomirov L, Apperson CS, McCord MG, Roe RM
Reference: 
J Med Entomol. 2020 Aug 18:tjaa141

Malaria, dengue, yellow fever, and the Zika and West Nile Viruses are major vector-borne diseases of humans transmitted by mosquitoes. According to the World Health Organization, over 80% of the world's population is at risk of contacting these diseases. Insecticides are critical for mosquito control and disease prevention, and insect insecticide resistance is on the increase; new alternatives with potentially different modes of action from current chemistry are needed.

The bionomics of Anopheles merus (Diptera: Culicidae) along the Kenyan coast

February 15, 2013 - 16:15 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Kipyab PC, Khaemba BM, Mwangangi JM, Mbogo CM
Reference: 
Parasites & Vectors 2013, 6:37 (14 February 2013)
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We evaluated the blood feeding pattern and the role of this species in malaria transmission in Malindi district, Coastal Kenya.

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