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Entomological baseline data collection and power analyses in preparation of a mosquito swarm-killing intervention in south-western Burkina Faso

August 25, 2021 - 17:25 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Abdoulaye Niang, Simon P. Sawadogo, Abdoul A. Millogo, Nwamaka O. Akpodiete, Roch K. Dabiré, Frederic Tripet and Abdoulaye Diabaté
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2021 20:346, 23 August 2021

Insecticides are currently the main tools used to reduce the transmission of malaria; therefore, the development of resistance to insecticides in malaria vectors is of major concern for malaria control. The resistance level to pyrethroids is particularly high in the Western region of Burkina Faso and may affect the efficacy of insecticidal bed nets and indoor residual spraying. Adult mosquito swarming and other nocturnal behaviours exhibit spatial and temporal patterns that suggest potential vulnerability to targeted space spraying with effective insecticides. Indeed, targeted space-spraying against adult mosquito swarms has been used to crash mosquito populations and disrupt malaria transmission.

Is biological larviciding against malaria a starting point for integrated multi-disease control? Observations from a cluster randomized trial in rural Burkina Faso

June 22, 2021 - 14:22 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Dambach P, Bärnighausen T, Yadouleton A, Dambach M, Traoré I, Korir P, Ouedraogo S, Nikiema M, Sauerborn R, Becker N, Louis VR
Reference: 
PLoS One. 2021 Jun 18;16(6):e0253597

To evaluate the impact of anti-malaria biological larviciding with Bacillus thuringiensis israelensis on non-primary target mosquito species in a rural African setting.

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