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Open Access | Which family members use the best nets? An analysis of the condition of mosquito nets and their distribution within households in Tanzania

July 26, 2010 - 09:27 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Tsuang A, Lines J, Hanson K
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:211 (22 July 2010)

Infants and other vulnerable groups were most likely to sleep under the most protective nets. Nevertheless, more communication efforts are needed to increase use of intact ITNs within households for children.

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Increased financial accessibility and targeted education messages could increase ownership and use of mosquito nets in Purulia District, West Bengal, India

May 11, 2010 - 13:23 -- Patrick Sampao
A.K. Biswas, Y.J. Hutin, R. Ramakrishnan, B. Patra, M.D. Gupte
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 104, Issue 6, June 2010, Pages 423-428

Whilst household income is the strongest determinant of mosquito net ownership, selected knowledge elements are associated with net use. It is necessary to improve financial accessibility to nets and to communicate that malaria is a disease transmitted by mosquitoes that could be fatal in children.

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Open Access | Transglutaminase-Mediated Semen Coagulation Controls Sperm Storage in the Malaria Mosquito

December 24, 2009 - 12:44 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Rogers DW, Baldini F, Battaglia F, Panico M, Dell A, et al.
PLoS Biol 7(12): e1000272

Our data show that the mating plug is an important feature of An. gambiae reproduction, and reinforce the notion that a deeper understanding of mosquito reproductive biology can aid efforts to eradicate these disease vectors.

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