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Quantifying individual variability in exposure risk to mosquito bites in the Cascades region, Burkina Faso

January 20, 2021 - 08:26 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Federica Guglielmo, Antoine Sanou, Thomas Churcher, Heather M. Ferguson, Hilary Ranson and Ellie Sherrard-Smith
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2021 20:44, 18 January 2021

The Cascades region, Burkina Faso, has a high malaria burden despite reported high insecticide-treated mosquito net (ITN) use. Human and vector activities outside the hours when indoor interventions offer direct protection from infectious bites potentially increase exposure risk to bites from malaria-transmitting Anopheles mosquitoes. This work investigated the degree of variation in human behaviour both between individuals and through time (season) to quantify how it impacts exposure to malaria vectors.

A randomized clinical trial to compare P. falciparum gametocytaemia and infectivity following blood-stage or mosquito bite induced controlled malaria infection

April 6, 2020 - 15:41 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Alkema M, Reuling IJ, Bousema T, et al.
Reference: 
J Infect Dis. 2020 Apr 2. pii: jiaa157

For malaria elimination efforts it is important to better understand parasite transmission to mosquitoes and develop models for early-clinical evaluation of transmission-blocking interventions.

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