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The potential of a new larviciding method for the control of malaria vectors.

Devine, G. J. and Killeen, G. F. (2010) The potential of a new larviciding method for the control of malaria vectors. Malaria journal, 9 (142). pp. 1-4. ISSN 1475-2875

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Abstract

Malaria pathogens are transmitted to humans by the bite of female Anopheles mosquitoes. The juvenile stages of these mosquitoes develop in a variety of water bodies and are key targets for vector control campaigns involving the application of larvicides. The effective operational implementation of these campaigns is difficult, time consuming, and expensive. New evidence however, suggests that adult mosquitoes can be co-opted into disseminating larvicides in a far more targeted and efficient manner than can be achieved using conventional methods.

Item Type: Article
Keywords: Malaria, pathogens, Malaria transmission, Female Anopheles, Vector control, Larvicide, Adult mosquito
Subjects: Malaria > Vector control
Malaria > Diagnosis & treatment
Divisions: Ifakara Health Institute > Biomedical
Depositing User: Mr Joseph Madata
Date Deposited: 23 Jul 2012 21:58
Last Modified: 16 Aug 2012 15:57
URI: http://ihi.eprints.org/id/eprint/70

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