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Evaluating synthetic odours and trap designs for monitoring Anopheles farauti in Queensland, Australia

September 10, 2019 - 15:18 -- Open Access
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Bram van de Straat, Alexandra Hiscox, Willem Takken and Thomas R. Burkot
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Malaria Journal 2019 18:299, 2 September 2019

Monitoring of malaria vectors is important for designing and maintaining effective control interventions as changes in vector-feeding habits can threaten the efficacy of interventions. At present, human landing catches remain the most common method for monitoring malaria vectors of the Anopheles punctulatus complex, including the Anopheles farauti group. The aims of this study were to evaluate the efficacy of different lures and fan-powered traps, including an odour blend that has been demonstrated to be attractive to African anophelines, in Queensland, Australia.

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CLOSED: Job: Research Assistant - Molecular Parasitology

November 11, 2010 - 19:31 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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This is an exciting laboratory-based opportunity to work with members and collaborators of Menzies Global Health Division on a variety of molecular aspects of malaria, including drug resistance, parasite genetics and epidemiology.

Short communication: Antiparasitic activity of alkaloids from plant species of Papua New Guinea and Australia

July 20, 2010 - 10:04 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Liza S. Fernandez, Melissa L. Sykes, Katherine T. Andrews, Vicky M. Avery
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International Journal of Antimicrobial Agents, Volume 36, Issue 3, September 2010, Pages 275-279

New drugs are needed to help overcome the increasing problem of drug resistance in parasites that cause diseases such as malaria and trypanosomiasis.

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