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Open Access | Achieving high coverage of larval-stage mosquito surveillance: challenges for a community-based mosquito control programme in urban Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

January 7, 2010 - 13:14 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Prosper P Chaki, Nicodem J Govella, Bryson Shoo, Abdullah Hemed, Marcel Tanner, Ulrike Fillinger, Gerry F Killeen
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Malaria Journal 2009, 8:311 (30 December 2009)

Accessibility of habitats in urban settings presents a major challenge because the majority of compounds are fenced for security reasons.

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Open Access | Cultured skin microbiota attracts malaria mosquitoes

December 23, 2009 - 21:35 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Author(s): 
Niels O Verhulst, Hans Beijleveld, Bart GJ Knols, Willem Takken, Gosse Schraa, Harro J Bouwmeester, Renate C Smallegange
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Malaria Journal 2009, 8:302 (17 December 2009)

A study is presented in which the production and constituency of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) by human skin microbiota is examined and the behavioural responses of An. gambiae to VOCs from skin microbiota are investigated.

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Anopheles mosquito transmission of brain tumor

December 4, 2009 - 16:00 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Steven Lehrer
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Medical Hypotheses, Volume 74, Issue 1, January 2010, Pages 167-168, doi:10.1016/j.mehy.2009.07.005 R

If a mosquito-transmitted brain tumor virus could be identified, development of a brain tumor vaccine might be possible.

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