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Comparison of the standard WHO susceptibility tests and the CDC bottle bioassay for the determination of insecticide susceptibility in malaria vectors and their correlation with biochemical and molecular biology assays in Benin, West Africa

May 23, 2013 - 17:00 -- Open Access
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Aïzoun N, Ossè R, Azondekon R, Alia R, Oussou O, Gnanguenon V, Aikpon R, Padonou GG, Akogbéto M
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Parasites & Vectors 2013, 6:147 (20 May 2013)
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This study emphasizes that both WHO and CDC bioassays give similar results with regards to the susceptibility of mosquitoes to insecticides in southern Benin. 

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Efficacy of resting boxes baited with Carbon dioxide versus CDC light trap for sampling mosquito vectors: A comparative study

April 10, 2013 - 04:26 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Eliningaya J. Kweka, Eunice A. Owino , Ming-Chieh Lee , Amruta Dixit Yousif E. Himeidan, Aneth M. Mahande
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Global Health Perspectives, Volume 01 / Issue 01 / March 2013 / 11-18
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Herein, we developed and compared CO2-baited resting boxes (BRBs) trap against standard Centres for Disease Control miniature (CDC) light trap as a possible alternative field device for sampling mosquito populations in the field.

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Open Access | Is the current decline in malaria burden in sub-Saharan Africa due to a decrease in vector population?

July 14, 2011 - 07:33 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
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Meyrowitsch DW, Pedersen EM, Alifrangis M, Scheike TH, Malecela MN, Magesa SM, Derua YA, Rwegoshora RT, Michael E, Simonsen PE
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Malaria Journal 2011, 10:188 (13 July 2011)

A longitudinal decline in the density of malaria mosquito vectors was seen during both study periods despite the absence of organized vector control.

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Fever in Travelers Returning from Malaria-Endemic Areas: Don't Look for Malaria Only

July 5, 2011 - 08:12 -- Kabogo Ndegwa
Author(s): 
Heli M. Siikamki, Pia S. Kivel, Pyry N. Sipil, Annikaisa Kettunen, M. Katariina Kainulainen, Jukka P. Ollgren and Anu Kantele
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Journal of Travel Medicine, Volume 18, Issue 4, pages 239–244, July/August 2011

The high proportion of patients with more than one diagnosis proves the importance of careful diagnostics.

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Open Access | Comparison of the CDC Backpack aspirator and the Prokopack aspirator for sampling indoor- and outdoor-resting mosquitoes in southern Tanzania

July 2, 2011 - 13:06 -- Patrick Sampao
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Marta F Maia, Ailie Robinson, Alex John, Joseph Mgando, Emmanuel Simfukwe and Sarah J Moore
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Parasites & Vectors 2011, 4:12, 30 June 2011

The following study evaluates the Prokopack aspirator compared to the CDC backpack aspirator when sampling resting mosquitoes in rural Tanzania.

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