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Open Access | Optimization of odour-baited resting boxes for sampling malaria vector, Anopheles arabiensis Patton, in arid and highland areas of Africa

August 23, 2010 - 10:17 -- Patrick Sampao
Author(s): 
Kweka EJ, Mwang'onde BJ, Mahande AM
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Parasites & Vectors 2010, 3:75 (19 August 2010)

The results of these studies demonstrate an optimal method for sampling during surveillance and control programmes in rural villages of highlands and arid areas of Africa using inexpensive baits and boxes.

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Open Access | Community-wide benefits of targeted indoor residual spray for malaria control in the Western Kenya Highland

March 7, 2010 - 13:09 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Guofa Zhou, Andrew K Githeko, Noboru Minakawa, Guiyun Yan
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2010, 9:67 (3 March 2010)

Where malaria transmission is concentrated around focal points, however, targeted IRS may pose a feasible alternative to mass spraying. Here, the impact of targeted IRS was assessed in the highlands of western Kenya.

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Open Access | Temporal and spatial stability of Anopheles gambiae larval habitat distribution in western Kenya highlands

December 23, 2009 - 09:33 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Li L, Bian L, Yakob L, Zhou G, Yan G
Reference: 
International Journal of Health Geographics 2009, 8:70 (18 December 2009)

Results from this study suggest that larval habitat management activities need to consider the dynamic nature of malaria vector habitats.

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Land Use and Land Cover Changes and Spatiotemporal Dynamics of Anopheline Larval Habitats during a Four-Year Period in a Highland Community of Africa

December 18, 2009 - 16:45 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
Author(s): 
Stephen Munga, Laith Yakob, Emmanuel Mushinzimana, Guofa Zhou, Tom Ouna, Noboru Minakawa, Andrew Githeko, AND Guiyun Yan
Reference: 
Am J Trop Med Hyg 2009;81 1079-1084

Land-use changes in the study area are favorable to An. gambiae larval development, thereby risking a more widespread distribution of malaria vector habitats and potentially increasing malaria transmission in western Kenya highlands.

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