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Biologically meaningful coverage indicators for eliminating malaria transmission.

Kiware, S. S., Chitnis, N., Devine, G. J., Moore, S. J., Majambere, S. and Killeen, G. F. (2012) Biologically meaningful coverage indicators for eliminating malaria transmission. Biology letters. ISSN 1744-957X

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Abstract

Mosquitoes, which evade contact with long-lasting insecticidal nets and indoor residual sprays, by feeding outdoors or upon animals, are primary malaria vectors in many tropical countries. They can also dominate residual transmission where high coverage of these front-line vector control measures is achieved. Complementary strategies, which extend insecticide coverage beyond houses and humans, are required to eliminate malaria transmission in most settings. The overwhelming diversity of the world's malaria transmission systems and optimal strategies for controlling them can be simply conceptualized and mapped across two-dimensional scenario space defined by the proportion of blood meals that vectors obtain from humans and the proportion of human exposure to them which occurs indoors.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: malaria control, mosquito, insecticide net, insecticide sprays,
Subjects: Malaria > Vector control
Divisions: Ifakara Health Institute > Biomedical
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2012 08:45
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2012 15:57
URI: http://ihi.eprints.org/id/eprint/187

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