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Non-adherence to long-lasting insecticide treated bednet use following successful malaria control in Tororo, Uganda

December 8, 2020 - 10:44 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Rek J, Musiime A, Zedi M, Otto G, Kyagamba P, Asiimwe Rwatooro J, Arinaitwe E, Nankabirwa J, Staedke SG, Drakeley C, Rosenthal PJ, Kamya M, Dorsey G, Krezanoski PJ
Reference: 
PLoS One. 2020 Dec 3;15(12):e0243303

Indoor residual spraying (IRS) and long-lasting insecticide-treated bednets (LLINs) are common tools for reducing malaria transmission. We studied a cohort in Uganda with universal access to LLINs after 5 years of sustained IRS to explore LLIN adherence when malaria transmission has been greatly reduced. Eighty households and 526 individuals in Nagongera, Uganda were followed from October 2017 -October 2019. Every two weeks, mosquitoes were collected from sleeping rooms and LLIN adherence the prior night assessed. Episodes of malaria were diagnosed using passive surveillance.

Association between recent overnight travel and use of long-lasting insecticidal nets in rural Uganda: a prospective cohort study in Tororo

November 12, 2020 - 15:53 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Emmanuel Arinaitwe, Joaniter I. Nankabirwa, Paul Krezanoski, John Rek, Victor Kamya, Adrienne Epstein, Philip J. Rosenthal, Chris Drakeley, Moses R. Kamya, Grant Dorsey and Sarah G. Staedke
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2020 19:405, 11 November 2020

The burden of malaria in Uganda remains high, but has become increasingly heterogenous following intensified malaria control. Travel within Uganda is recognized as a risk factor for malaria, but behaviours associated with travel are not well-understood. To address this knowledge gap, malaria-relevant behaviours of cohort participants were assessed during travel and at home in Uganda.

NOT Open Access | Malaria Transmission, Infection, and Disease following Sustained Indoor Residual Spraying of Insecticide in Tororo, Uganda

July 27, 2020 - 12:16 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Nankabirwa JI, Arinaitwe E, Dorsey G, et al.
Reference: 
Am J Trop Med Hyg. 2020 Jul 20

Tororo, a district in Uganda with historically high malaria transmission intensity, has recently scaled up control interventions, including universal long-lasting insecticidal net distribution in 2013 and 2017, and sustained indoor residual spraying (IRS) of insecticide since December 2014. We describe the burden of malaria in Tororo 5 years following the initiation of IRS.

Impact of vector control interventions on malaria transmission intensity, outdoor vector biting rates and Anopheles mosquito species composition in Tororo, Uganda

December 30, 2019 - 15:11 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Alex K. Musiime, David L. Smith, James P. Egonyu, et al.
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2019 18:445, 27 December 2019

Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying of insecticide (IRS) are widely recommended for the prevention of malaria in endemic regions. Data from human landing catches provide information on the impact of vector control on vector populations. Here, malaria transmission indoors and outdoors, before and after mass deployment of LLINs and IRS in Uganda was compared.

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