Reply to: Paris to serve as host city for World Malaria Day 2019
Unfortunately the current strategy of WHO and other agencies for supressing malaria rely on ephemeral methods - such as bednets and spraying adulticides.These methods require continual re-application and limit coverage;Durable methods, such as screened windows and drainage or filling of larval habitats, are needed if progress is to be made.
Reply to: Malaria: Writing Precisely
In reply to enquiries, "No", there is no plan at present to produce any further (follow-up) publication(s) on this subject.
Reply to: NOT Open Access | Plasmodium falciparum malaria during term pregnancy in Yaounde: a cohort study
Did the investigating team what was happening tto the pregnant women just before reaching term in relation to malaria infection and/or disease? Without this knowledge makes it difficult to attribute observed maternal-foetal and neonatal complications to malaria during term pregnancy!
Reply to: Why does vivax malaria recur?
In response to e-mails that I have received: "Yes", in these 2011–2018 publications (see blog above and subsequent comments), splenic plasmodial stages were covered in relation to the origin of recurrences of Plasmodium vivax malaria. This was discussed in more detail in some of the papers than in others.
Reply to: Effects of the removal or reduction in density of the malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae s.l., on interacting predators and competitors in local ecosystems
I agree with you Robert Bos that the ecological impact of eliminating anophelines should be evaulated further in the field. It sounds like a potential 'magic bullet' for which we have all been waiting. How could we get the folks at Los Banos to evaluate the elimination of anophelines ? Bill Jobin email@example.com