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The effect of irrigation on malaria vector bionomics and transmission intensity in western Ethiopia

October 16, 2021 - 13:07 -- Open Access
Haileselassie W, Zemene E, Lee MC, Zhong D, Zhou G, Taye B, Dagne A, Deressa W, Kazura JW, Yan G, Yewhalaw D
Parasit Vectors. 2021 Oct 7;14(1):516

Irrigation schemes may result in subsequent changes in malaria disease dynamics. Understanding the mechanisms and effects of irrigation on malaria vector bionomics and transmission intensity is essential to develop new or alternative surveillance and control strategies to reduce or control malaria risk. This study was designed to assess the effect of rice irrigation on malaria vector bionomics and transmission intensity in the Gambella Region, Ethiopia.

Comparing malaria early detection methods in a declining transmission setting in northwestern Ethiopia

April 28, 2021 - 14:16 -- Open Access
Nekorchuk DM, Gebrehiwot T, Lake M, Awoke W, Mihretie A, Wimberly MC
BMC Public Health. 2021 Apr 24;21(1):788

Despite remarkable progress in the reduction of malaria incidence, this disease remains a public health threat to a significant portion of the world’s population. Surveillance, combined with early detection algorithms, can be an effective intervention strategy to inform timely public health responses to potential outbreaks. Our main objective was to compare the potential for detecting malaria outbreaks by selected event detection methods.

Monitoring mosquito nuisance for the development of a citizen science approach for malaria vector surveillance in Rwanda

January 13, 2021 - 10:10 -- Open Access
Marilyn Milumbu Murindahabi, Willem Takken, Constantianus J. M. Koenraadt, et al.
Malaria Journal 2021 20:36, 10 January 2021

Many countries, including Rwanda, have mosquito monitoring programmes in place to support decision making in the fight against malaria. However, these programmes can be costly, and require technical (entomological) expertise. Involving citizens in data collection can greatly support such activities, but this has not yet been thoroughly investigated in a rural African context.

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