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Treatment of livestock with systemic insecticides for control of Anopheles arabiensis in western Kenya

September 22, 2015 - 17:43 -- Open Access
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Richard Poché, Dylan Burruss, Larisa Polyakova, David Poché, Rajesh Garlapati
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:351 (17 September 2015)

These data demonstrate the effectiveness of three insecticidal compounds administered systemically to cattle for controlling the cattle-feeding mosquito An. arabiensis. Eprinomectin and fipronil provided the longest-lasting control.

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The Number and Complexity of Pure and Recombinant HIV-1 Strains Observed within Incident Infections during the HIV and Malaria Cohort Study Conducted in Kericho, Kenya, from 2003 to 2006

September 3, 2015 - 05:21 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Erik Billings, Eric Sanders-Buell, Sodsai Tovanabutra, et al.
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PLoS ONE 10(8): e0135124

Characterization of HIV-1 subtype diversity in regions where vaccine trials are conducted is critical for vaccine development and testing.

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Development of a text-messaging intervention to improve treatment adherence and post-treatment review of children with uncomplicated malaria in western Kenya

August 24, 2015 - 17:36 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Sophie Githinji, Caroline Jones, Josephine Malinga, Robert W Snow, Ambrose Talisuna, Dejan Zurovac
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:320 (19 August 2015)

Text message interventions should be carefully developed, tested and refined before implementation to ensure they are written in the most appropriate way for their target population.

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NOT Open Access | Combining malaria control with house electrification: adherence to recommended behaviours for proper deployment of solar-powered mosquito trapping systems, Rusinga Island, western Kenya

July 17, 2015 - 12:19 -- NOT Open Access
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Author(s): 
Prisca A. Oria, Jane Alaii, Margaret Ayugi, Willem Takken and Cees Leeuwis
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Tropical Medicine & International Health, Volume 20, Issue 8, pages 1048–1056, August 2015

Electricity-related incentives played a greater role in encouraging adherence to recommended behaviours for proper deployment of SMoTS than the potential health benefits in the early stages of the intervention.

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Assessment of mosquito larval productivity among different land use types for targeted malaria vector control in the western Kenya highlands

July 9, 2015 - 15:19 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Kweka E, Munga S, Himeidan Y, Githeko A, Yan G
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Parasites & Vectors 2015, 8 :356 (5 July 2015)

In this study, we conducted longitudinal larval source surveillance in the western Kenya highlands, generating data which can be used to establish cost-effective targeted intervention tools.

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‘A bite before bed’: exposure to malaria vectors outside the times of net use in the highlands of western Kenya

June 24, 2015 - 13:56 -- Open Access
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Mary K Cooke, Sam C Kahindi, Jennifer Stevenson, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:259 (25 June 2015)

In the present study, LLINs offered the local population partial protection against malaria vector bites.

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Surveillance of malaria vector population density and biting behaviour in western Kenya

June 20, 2015 - 08:12 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Ednah N Ototo, Jenard P Mbugi, Christine L Wanjala, Guofa Zhou, Andrew K Githeko, Guiyun Yan
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:244 (17 June 2015)

This study suggests that mass distribution of ITNs has had a significant impact on vector densities, species distribution and sporozoite rate.

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An Assessment of Participatory Integrated Vector Management for Malaria Control in Kenya

April 11, 2015 - 12:01 -- Open Access
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Clifford Maina Mutero, Charles Mbogo, Wolfgang Richard Mukabana, et al.
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Environ Health Perspective

We comprehensively assessed experiences and findings on IVM in Kenya with a view to sharing lessons that might promote its wider application.

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Patient adherence to prescribed artemisinin-based combination therapy in Garissa County, Kenya, after three years of health care in a conflict setting

March 25, 2015 - 15:42 -- Open Access
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Georgia R Gore-Langton, Nfornuh Alenwi, Richard Allan, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:125 (24 March 2015)

Sustaining the ACT adherence rates at the 2010 levels, through 2.5 years of insecurity in the study area is an achievement and suggests that if security can be improved barriers to improving health service quality and patient adherence to AL would be removed.

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Discovery of an oviposition attractant for gravid malaria vectors of the Anopheles gambiae species complex

March 23, 2015 - 12:03 -- Open Access
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Jenny M Lindh, Michael N Okal, Manuela Herrera-Varela, Anna-Karin Borg-Karlson, Baldwyn Torto, Steven W Lindsay, Ulrike Fillinger
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:119 (20 March 2015)

Cedrol is the first compound confirmed as an oviposition attractant for gravid An. gambiae s.l.. This finding paves the way for developing new ‘attract and kill strategies’ for malaria vector control.

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