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Field evaluation of DNA detection of human filarial and malaria parasites using mosquito excreta/feces

April 13, 2020 - 14:05 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Minetti C, Pilotte N, Zulch M, Canelas T, Tettevi EJ, Veriegh FBD, Osei-Atweneboana MY, Williams SA, Reimer LJ
Reference: 
PLoS Negl Trop Dis. 2020 Apr 8;14(4):e0008175

We recently developed a superhydrophobic cone-based method for the collection of mosquito excreta/feces (E/F) for the molecular xenomonitoring of vector-borne parasites showing higher throughput compared to the traditional approach. To test its field applicability, we used this platform to detect the presence of filarial and malaria parasites in two villages of Ghana and compared results to those for detection in mosquito carcasses and human blood.

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