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Can Plasmodium's tricks for enhancing its transmission be turned against the parasite? New hopes for vector control

January 14, 2020 - 12:10 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Emami SN, Hajkazemian M, Mozūraitis R
Reference: 
Pathogens and Global Health, 2020 Jan 7:1-11

Approximately 120 years ago the link between mosquito and the malaria transmission was discovered. However, even today it remains an open question whether the parasite is able to direct the blood-seeking and feeding behavior of its mosquito vector to maximize the probability of transmission. If the parasite has this ability, could it occur only through the alteration of the vertebrate host’s volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and/or the parasite alteration of the behavior of the infected vector in a manner that favors its transmission?

Not Open Access | Field Efficacy of VectoMax FG and VectoLex CG Biological Larvicides for Malaria Vector Control in Northwestern Brazil

November 30, 2019 - 15:16 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Fontoura PS, da Costa AS, Ribeiro FS, Ferreira MS, Castro MC, Ferreira MU
Reference: 
J Med Entomol. 2019 Nov 21. pii: tjz220

Despite historical and contemporary evidence of its effectiveness, larval source management with insecticides remains little used by most malaria control programs worldwide. Here we show that environmentally safe biological larvicides under field conditions can significantly reduce anopheline larval density in fish farming ponds that have became major larval habitats across the Amazon Basin.

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Review: Towards malaria elimination and its implication for vector control, disease management and livelihoods in Tanzania

January 19, 2014 - 17:16 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Leonard E.G. Mboera, Humphrey D. Mazigo, Susan F. Rumisha, Randall A. Kramer
Reference: 
MWJ 2013, 4, 19

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