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zooprophylaxis strategy

A zooprophylaxis strategy using l-lactic acid (Abate) to divert host-seeking malaria vectors from human host to treated non-host animals

February 3, 2020 - 17:21 -- Open Access
Author(s): 
Elison E. Kemibala, Agenor Mafra-Neto, Teun Dekker, Jesse Saroli, Rodrigo Silva, Anitha Philbert, Kija Nghabi and Leonard E. G. Mboera
Reference: 
Malaria Journal 2020 19:52, 30 January 2020

Zooprophylaxis is a technique in which blood-seeking vectors are diverted to non-host animals in order to lower blood-feeding rates on human hosts. The success of this technique depends on the host preference of the vector being targeted. The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of l-lactic acid (Abate) to divert malaria mosquito, Anopheles gambiae from feeding on human host.

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