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Open Access | Research: The Importance of Age Dependent Mortality and the Extrinsic Incubation Period in Models of Mosquito-Borne Disease Transmission and Control

April 16, 2010 - 08:15 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Steve E. Bellan
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PLoS ONE 5(4): e10165.

Interventions that reduce mosquito survival were also found to be slightly less effective when implemented in systems with shorter EIPs. Future transmission models that examine anti-vectorial interventions should incorporate realistic age dependent mortality rates.

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Open Access | Interactions between Age and ITN Use Determine the Risk of Febrile Malaria in Children

December 24, 2009 - 12:50 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Philip Bejon, Edna Ogada, Norbert Peshu, Kevin Marsh
Reference: 
PLoS ONE 4(12): e8321

These data on age interactions with ITN use suggest that larger scale studies on the long term individual outcomes should be undertaken if the policy of targeted ITN use for vulnerable groups is to continue.

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