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Review of Issues on Residual Malaria Transmission

April 29, 2021 - 08:47 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Carnevale P, Manguin S
Reference: 
J Infect Dis. 2021 Apr 27;223(Supplement_2):S61-S80

Residual malaria transmission is the actual maintained inoculation of Plasmodium, in spite of a well-designed and implemented vector control programs, and is of great concern for malaria elimination. Residual malaria transmission occurs under several possible circumstances, among which the presence of exophilic vector species, such as Anopheles dirus, or indoor- and outdoor-biting vectors, such as Anopheles nili, or specific behavior, such as feeding on humans indoors, then resting or leaving the house the same night (such as Anopheles moucheti) or also changes in behavior induced by insecticides applied inside houses, such as the well-known deterrent effect of permethrin-treated nets or the irritant effect of DDT.

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