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long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs)

Long-lasting insecticidal nets in Zambia: a cross-sectional analysis of net integrity and insecticide content

June 10, 2015 - 10:51 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Allen Craig, Mbanga Muleba, Kathrine Tan, et al.
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:239 (10 June 2015)

At 27 − 30 months, LLINs already had a large total hole surface area that was equivalent to the oldest nets observed.

The impact of livestock on the abundance, resting behaviour and sporozoite rate of malaria vectors in southern Tanzania

February 3, 2015 - 16:06 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Valeriana S Mayagaya, Gamba Nkwengulila, Issa N Lyimo, Japheti Kihonda, Hassan Mtambala, Hassan Ngonyani, Tanya L Russell, Heather M Ferguson
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Malaria Journal 2015, 14:17 (21 January 2015)

These results confirm that the presence of cattle at the household level can significantly alter the local species composition, feeding and resting behaviour of malaria vectors.

Community knowledge and practices regarding malaria and long-lasting insecticidal nets during malaria elimination programme in an endemic area in Iran

December 31, 2014 - 06:34 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Soleimani-Ahmadi M, Vatandoost H, Zare M, Alizadeh A, Salehi M
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :511 (24 December 2014)

Although, majority of studied population were aware of the symptoms and cause of malaria, a majority had misconceptions about LLINs.

"It is about how the net looks": a qualitative study of perceptions and practices related to mosquito net care and repair in two districts in eastern Uganda

December 22, 2014 - 13:48 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Scandurra L, Acosta A, Koenker H, Kibuuka DM, Harvey S
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :504 (17 December 2014)

Respondents considered both aesthetics and malaria protection important when deciding whether, when, and how to care for and repair nets.

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Are topical insect repellents effective against malaria in endemic populations? A systematic review and meta-analysis

December 5, 2014 - 16:00 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Anne L Wilson, Vanessa Chen-Hussey, James G Logan, Steve W Lindsay
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13:446 (21 November 2014)

Although topical repellents can provide individual protection against mosquitoes, the results of this meta-analysis indicate that topical repellents are unlikely to provide effective protection against malaria.

Feasibility of repellent use in a context of increasing outdoor transmission: a qualitative study in rural Tanzania

September 16, 2014 - 07:00 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Sangoro O, Kelly AH, Mtali S, Moore SJ
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :347 (2 September 2014)

High repellent acceptability indicates their feasibility for malaria control in this community.

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Repeated mass distributions and continuous distribution of long-lasting insecticidal nets: modelling sustainability of health benefits from mosquito nets, depending on case management

November 13, 2013 - 14:12 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Briët OJ, Penny MA
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12 :401 (7 November 2013)
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This study reaffirms the importance of context specific intervention planning.

Outdoor malaria transmission in forested villages of Cambodia

September 19, 2013 - 14:43 -- Open Access
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Author(s): 
Durnez L, Mao S, Denis L, Roelants P, Sochantha T, Coosemans M
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12 :329 (17 September 2013)
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In Cambodia, outdoor malaria transmission in villages and forest plots is important.

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Physical condition of Olyset(R) nets after five years of utilization in rural western Kenya

May 14, 2013 - 14:57 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Mejia P, Teklehaimanot H, Tesfaye Y, Teklehaimanot A
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:158 (10 May 2013)
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Olyset nets were used extensively in Sauri, western Kenya after five years of distribution, regardless of their physical condition.

Five years of malaria control in the continental region, Equatorial Guinea

May 8, 2013 - 11:49 -- Open Access
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Rehman AM, Mann AG, Schwabe C, Reddy MR, Roncon Gomes I, Slotman MA, Yellott L, Matias A, Caccone A, Nseng Nchama G, Kleinschmidt I
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12:154 (7 May 2013)
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Though moderate impact was achieved after five years of vector control, case management, and communications, prevalence remained high due to an inability to sufficiently scale-up coverage with either IRS or LLINs.

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