A team of researchers including LSTM’s Dr Gerry Killeen have authored a paper arguing that the goal of malaria eradication will require urgent strategic investment into a greater understanding of the ecology and evolution of mosquitoes.
The paper, entitled ‘Ecology: A Prerequisite for Malaria Elimination and Eradication’ is published in PLoS Medicine and argues that existing front-line vector control measures alone cannot break the transmission cycle ofPlasmodium falciparum in the most intensely endemic parts of Africa and the Pacific.
To read more please visit: http://www.plosmedicine.org/article/info%3Adoi%2F10.1371%2Fjournal.pmed.1000303
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