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Manual: Second edition “Prevention and Management of Insecticide Resistance in Vectors of Public Health Importance”

March 31, 2011 - 18:53 -- Ingeborg van Schayk
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Insecticide Resistance Action Committee (IRAC)
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Insecticide Resistance Action Committee

IRAC has just published the second edition of the very popular manual “Prevention and Management of Insecticide Resistance in Vectors of Public Health Importance”.

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Healthy houses make happy homes - outcome of a workshop

January 23, 2010 - 14:01 -- Bart G.J. Knols
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The statistics say it all: 70% of the transmission of infectious diseases is focused in and around the house. Including malaria, where the key vectors in Africa are almost exclusively feeding indoors and at night. The forum on MalariaWorld that discussed this issue was very well read (more than 1000 views), and although comments were limited, it was enough to move forward with the idea...

Preliminary examination of integrated vector management in a tropical rainforest area of Cameroon

October 25, 2009 - 17:09 -- Bart G.J. Knols
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G.A. Matthews, H.M. Dobson, P.B. Nkot, T.L. Wiles, M. Birchmore
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Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, Volume 103, Issue 11, November 2009, Pages 1098-1104, doi:10.1016/j.trstmh.2009.03.003

In a malaria-endemic area, a pilot study examined different mosquito control interventions applied to entire villages to assess their impact on vectors, malaria incidence and the quality of life of the communities. Malaria incidence several months after treatments was not significantly different from pre-treatment levels. Blackfly adult populations were reduced for several weeks following larvicide application but recovered when treatment was halted.

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