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anopheles punctulatus

Open Access | Filarial Worms Reduce Plasmodium Infectivity in Mosquitoes

March 1, 2011 - 06:43 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Matthew T. Aliota, Cheng-Chen Chen, Henry Dagoro, Jeremy F. Fuchs, Bruce M. Christensen
Reference: 
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 5(2): e963

These results could have an impact on vector infection and transmission dynamics in areas where Anopheles transmit both parasites, i.e., the elimination of filarial worms in a co-endemic locale could enhance malaria transmission.

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