Reply to: Change in Anopheles richness and composition in response to artificial flooding during the creation of the Jirau hydroelectric dam in Porto Velho, Brazil
Thanks for this interesting piece of work. It is hard to make predictions about the impact of changes in species composition on the epidemilogy of malaria - each situation is unique, and any impacts will be contextual. I just want to point you to work done in the 1980s in Sri Lanka, when I was running the WHO/FAO/UNEP Panel of Experts on Environmental Management for Vector Control. Amerasinghe FP, Priyani H, Amarasinghe JS, Peris M, Wirtz RA. Anopheline ecology and malaria infection during the irrigation development of an area of the Mahaweli Project, Sri Lanka. Am J Trop Med Hyg. 1991;45:226–35. http://www.mosquitocatalog.org/files/pdfs/002600-7.pdf At the time, our Brazilian Panel member was Pedro Tauil, not sure whether he is still alive. In the Sri Lanka case, habitat simplification favoured the most important vector species in that country, with dire impacts on the malaria situation. Someone should carry out a systematic literature review on this subject of malaria vector species composition and succession as a result of rapid ecological change induced by development projects. Again, congratulations on your research and keep your focus on vector ecology and development. Best regards Robert Bos (retired WHO staff)email@example.com.
Reply to: Exciting new science and big challenges for the next generation of malaria scientists
This is a commendable efforts from Malaria World, by providing real time and interactive update news on activities and discussions on malaria progress and achievements live from Uganda keystone meeting. It was remotely very exciting and innovative to follow the ongoing achievements and challenges in vector and insecticide, parasite, ACT and novel drug discovery , RDTs to sequencing value, surveillance and rapid response, malaria vaccines to resistance and evolution as well as modeling aspects in malaria control and elimination from Malaria World compared to previous meetings reports such MIM conference in Tanzania, Cameroon to SA. Looking forward to MIM 2017 in Senegal
Reply to: Pre-Meeting Workshop for Global Scholars Shines the Spotlight on Surveillance
Thank you very much for keeping us in the loop. I would love to have access to some of the presentations as you have nicely done with ASTMH 2016 ones. My best wishes,Sara
Reply to: Should Artemisia annua (wormwood) tea be used as a prophylactic in endemic countries?
Interesting posts. Thank you. There is mention of tea, consuming leaves (I assume fresh) and dried. Would a hydrosol made through distillation contain the required anti-malarial properties? And the tea: What is the recommended way to make it? How much plant, how much water? Hot water? Also, does artemesia have mosquito-repellent properties also? Would appreciate feedback. Thank you.
Reply to: Tackling the asymptomatic reservoir to achieve malaria elimination: the if, the why and the how
Thank you for keeping updated on this important symposium.