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Anopheles dirus

NOT Open Access | Transcriptome analysis of Anopheles dirus and Plasmodium vivax at ookinete and oocyst stages

April 23, 2020 - 14:31 -- NOT Open Access
Boonkaew T, Mongkol W, Prasert S, Paochan P, Yoneda S, Nguitragool W, Kumpitak C, Sattabongkot J, Kubera A
Acta Trop. 2020 Apr 19:105502

Malaria is transmitted by Plasmodium parasites through the bite of female Anopheles mosquitoes. One of the most important mosquito vectors in the Greater Mekong Subregion is Anopheles dirus. This study reports RNA sequencing (RNA-Seq) transcriptome analysis of An. dirus at 18 hours and 7 days after a P. vivax-infected blood meal, which represent infection at the ookinete and oocyst parasite developmental stages, respectively.

Longevity of the insecticidal effect of three pyrethroid formulations applied to outdoor vegetation on a laboratory-adapted colony of the Southeast Asian malaria vector Anopheles dirus

April 15, 2020 - 14:26 -- Open Access
Chaumeau V, Wisisakun P, Sawasdichai S, Kankew P, Htoo GN, Saithanmettajit S, Aryalamloed S, Lee NY, Delmas G, Nosten F
PLoS ONE 15(4): e0231251

Outdoor residual spraying is proposed for the control of exophilic mosquitoes. However, the residual effect of insecticide mists applied to outdoor resting habitats of mosquitoes is not well characterized. The objective of this study was to assess the longevity of the residual insecticidal effect of three pyrethroid formulations applied to outdoor vegetation against the Southeast Asian malaria vector Anopheles dirus.

The impact of transfluthrin on the spatial repellency of the primary malaria mosquito vectors in Vietnam: Anopheles dirus and Anopheles minimus

January 7, 2020 - 15:16 -- Open Access
Nicholas J. Martin, Vu S. Nam, Andrew A. Lover, Tran V. Phong, Tran C. Tu and Ian H. Mendenhall
Malaria Journal 2020 19:9, 6 January 2020

The complexity of mosquito-borne diseases poses a major challenge to global health efforts to mitigate their impact on people residing in sub-tropical and tropical regions, to travellers and deployed military personnel. To supplement drug- and vaccine-based disease control programmes, other strategies are urgently needed, including the direct control of disease vectors. Modern vector control research generally focuses on identifying novel active ingredients and/or innovative methods to reduce human-mosquito interactions. These efforts include the evaluation of spatial repellents, which are compounds capable of altering mosquito feeding behaviour without direct contact with the chemical source.

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