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Ivermectin-treated cattle reduces blood digestion, egg production and survival of a free-living population of Anopheles arabiensis under semi-field condition in south-eastern Tanzania

June 13, 2017 - 16:39 -- Open Access
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Issa N. Lyimo, Stella T. Kessy, Kasian F. Mbina, Ally A. Daraja and Ladslaus L. Mnyone
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Malaria Journal 2017 16:239, 6 June 2017

This study demonstrates that long-lasting effects of ivermectin-treated cattle on egg production and survival of An. arabiensis may sustainably suppress their vector density, and reduce residual transmission of malaria.

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Development and validation of climate and ecosystem-based early malaria epidemic prediction models in East Africa

August 27, 2014 - 14:05 -- Open Access
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Githeko AK, Ogallo L, Lemnge M, Okia M, Ototo EN
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Malaria Journal 2014, 13 :329 (22 August 2014)

The additive and multiplicative models were validated and were shown to be robust and with high climate-based, early epidemic predictive power.

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The demographics of human and malaria movement and migration patterns in East Africa

November 13, 2013 - 08:45 -- Open Access
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Pindolia DK, Garcia AJ, Huang Z, Smith DL, Alegana VA, Noor AM, Snow RW, Tatem AJ
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Malaria Journal 2013, 12 :397 (5 November 2013)
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Census and survey data, together with spatially referenced malaria data, GIS and network analysis tools, can be valuable for identifying, mapping and quantifying regional connectivities and the mobility of different demographic groups.

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Presumptive Treatment to Reduce Imported Malaria among Refugees from East Africa Resettling in the United States

October 10, 2011 - 08:03 -- Patrick Sampao
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Christina R. Phares, Bryan K. Kapella, Annelise C. Doney, Paul M. Arguin, Michael Green, Leul Mekonnen, Aleksander Galev, Michelle Weinberg, and William M. Stauffer
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Am J Trop Med Hyg 2011 85:612-615

Refugees from East Africa Resettling in the United StatesDuring May 4, 2007–February 29, 2008, the United States resettled 6,159 refugees from Tanzania. Refugees received pre-departure antimalarial treatment with sulfadoxine-pyrimethamine (SP), partially supervised (three/six doses) artemether-lumefantrine (AL), or fully supervised AL.

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