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Eave ribbons treated with transfluthrin can protect both users and non-users against malaria vectors

September 23, 2019 - 14:12 -- Open Access
Emmanuel P. Mwanga, Arnold S. Mmbando, Fredros O. Okumu, et al.
Malaria Journal 2019 18:314, 18 September 2019

Eave ribbons treated with spatial repellents effectively prevent human exposure to outdoor-biting and indoor-biting malaria mosquitoes, and could constitute a scalable and low-cost supplement to current interventions, such as insecticide-treated nets (ITNs). This study measured protection afforded by transfluthrin-treated eave ribbons to users (personal and communal protection) and non-users (only communal protection), and whether introducing mosquito traps as additional intervention influenced these benefits.

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