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Comparison of two adult mosquito sampling methods with human landing catches in south-central Ethiopia
(BioMed Central, 2017-01-13)
Background: The human landing catch (HLC) is the standard reference method for measuring human exposure to mosquito bites. However, HLC is labour-intensive, exposes collectors to infectious mosquito bites and is subjected ...
Blood meal sources and entomological inoculation rates of anophelines along a highland altitudinal transect in south-central Ethiopia
(BioMed Central, 2013-02-23)
Background: The role of anophelines in transmitting malaria depends on their distribution, preference to feed on humans and also their susceptibility to Plasmodium gametocytes, all of which are affected by local ...
Entomologic Inoculation Rates of Anopheles arabiensis in Southwestern Ethiopia
(The American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 2013)
We collected anophelines every second week for one year from randomly selected houses in southwestern Ethiopia by using Centers for Disease Control (CDC) light traps, pyrethrum spray catches, and artificial pit shelter ...
Zoophagic behaviour of anopheline mosquitoes in southwest Ethiopia: opportunity for malaria vector control
(BioMed Central, 2015)
Background: Increased understanding of the feeding behaviours of malaria vectors is important to determine the frequency of human-vector contact and to implement effective vector control interventions. Here we assess the ...
Blood meal origins and insecticide susceptibility of Anopheles arabiensis from Chano in South-West Ethiopia
(BioMed Central, 2013-02-22)
Background: Anopheles arabiensis, the main malaria vector in Ethiopia, shows both anthropophilic and zoophilic behaviours. Insecticide resistance is increasing, and alternative methods of vector control are needed. ...
Human-biting activities of Anopheles species in south-central Ethiopia
(BioMed Central, 2016-09-30)
Background: Indoor residual spraying (IRS) and long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) are the key malaria vector control interventions in Ethiopia. The success of these interventions rely on their efficacy to repel or kill ...