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What do people benefit from a citizen science programme? Evidence from a Rwandan citizen science programme on malaria control

August 10, 2020 - 14:56 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Domina Asingizwe, P. Marijn Poortvliet, Arnold J. H. van Vliet, Constantianus J. M. Koenraadt, Chantal M. Ingabire, Leon Mutesa and Cees Leeuwis
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2020 19:283

Malaria control remains a challenge globally and in malaria-endemic countries in particular. In Rwanda, a citizen science programme has been set up to improve malaria control. Citizens are involved in collecting mosquito species and reporting mosquito nuisance. This study assessed what people benefit from such a citizen science programme. The analysis was conducted on how the citizen science programme influenced perceptions and behaviour related to malaria control.

NOT Open Access | Plasmodium transmission differs between mosquito species and parasite lineages

April 7, 2020 - 06:20 -- NOT Open Access
Author(s): 
Gutiérrez-López R, Martínez-de la Puente J, Gangoso L, Soriguer R, Figuerola J
Reference: 
Parasitology, Volume 147, Issue 4 April 2020 , pp.

Factors such as the particular combination of parasite–mosquito species, their co-evolutionary history and the host's parasite load greatly affect parasite transmission. However, the importance of these factors in the epidemiology of mosquito-borne parasites, such as avian malaria parasites, is largely unknown.

Single nucleotide polymorphism analysis of the ITS2 region of two sympatric malaria mosquito species in Sweden: Anopheles daciae and Anopheles messeae

March 17, 2020 - 16:36 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Lilja T, Eklöf D, Jaenson TGT, Lindström A, Terenius O
Reference: 
Med Vet Entomol. 2020 Mar 11

Four species of the Anopheles maculipennis complex have previously been recorded in Sweden. A recent addition to the complex is Anopheles daciae, which is considered to be closely related to, but distinct from Anopheles messeae. The original designation of An. daciae was based on five genetic differences (161, 165, 167, 362 and 382) in the second internal transcribed spacer (ITS) 2 of the ribosomal RNA.

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