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Short Communication: Chemical composition and larvicidal activity of the essential oil of Plectranthus amboinicus (Lour.) Spreng against Anopheles stephensi: a malarial vector mosquito

October 8, 2010 - 07:10 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Annadurai Senthilkumar & Venugopalan Venkatesalu
Reference: 
Parasitology Research, Volume 107, Number 5, 1275-1278, Essential oil of Plectranthus

Essential oil of Plectranthus amboinicus was studied for its chemical composition and larvicidal potential against the malarial vector mosquito Anopheles stephensi. Totally 26 compounds were identified by GC and GC-MS.

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Open Access | Scaling Up Malaria Control in Zambia: Progress and Impact 2005–2008

September 2, 2010 - 14:26 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Elizabeth C., John M., et al.
Reference: 
Am. J. Trop. Med. Hyg., 83(3), 2010, pp. 480-488

Zambia national survey, administrative, health facility, and special study data were used to assess progress and impact in national malaria control between 2000 and 2008.

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Open Access | Commentary: The potential of a new larviciding method for the control of malaria vectors

May 26, 2010 - 15:09 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Devine GJ, Killeen GF
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:142 (25 May 2010)

New evidence however, suggests that adult mosquitoes can be co-opted into disseminating larvicides in a far more targeted and efficient manner than can be achieved using conventional methods.

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