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Research: A geographical location model for targeted implementation of lure-and-kill strategies against disease-transmitting mosquitoes in rural areas

February 13, 2012 - 10:42 -- Bart G.J. Knols
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Author(s): 
Robert D. Sumaye, Dickson W. Lwetoijera, Edith P. Madumla, Fredros O. Okumu
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MWJ 2012, 3, 1
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Research
Abstract: 

This article describes the use of distribution patterns of human and mosquito populations as well as characteristics of candidate outdoor interventions, showing that it is possible to readily determine suitable areas for targeted positioning of odour-baited lure and kill stations, to improve vector control interventions. This study also highlights possibilities of relying on community knowledge to approximate areas where mosquitoes are most abundant and where to locate outdoor complementary interventions such as odour-baited lure and kill stations for controlling disease-transmitting mosquitoes. 

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