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A new world malaria map: Plasmodium falciparum endemicity in 2010

Gething, Peter, Patil, Anand, Smith, David, Guerra, Carlos, Elyazar, Iqbal, Johnston, Geoffrey, Tatem, Andrew, Hay, Simon
Malaria Journal 10(1), 378. (2011)

BACKGROUND:Transmission intensity affects almost all aspects of malaria epidemiology and the impact of malaria on human populations. Maps of transmission intensity are necessary to identify populations at different levels of risk and to evaluate objectively options for disease control. To remain relevant operationally, such maps must be updated fre...

A probability model of vector behavior: Effects of DDT repellency, irritancy, and toxicity in malaria control

Roberts, D. R., Alecrim, W. D., Hshieh, P., Grieco, J. P., Bangs, M., Andre, R. G., Chareonviriphap, T.
J Vector Ecol 25(1), 48-61. (Jun 2000)

A probability model of how DDT residues may function within a malaria control program is described. A step-wise organization of endophagic behaviors culminates in a vector acquiring a human blood meal inside the house. Different vector behaviors are described, epidemiologically defined, temporally sequenced, and quantified with field data. Componen...

A world malaria map: Plasmodium falciparum endemicity in 2007

Hay, S. I., Guerra, C. A., Gething, P. W., Patil, A. P., Tatem, A. J., Noor, A. M., Kabaria, C. W., Manh, B. H. , Elyazar, I. R. F., Brooker, S. , Smith, D. L. , Moyeed, R. A., Snow, R. W.

BACKGROUND: Efficient allocation of resources to intervene against malaria requires a detailed understanding of the contemporary spatial distribution of malaria risk. It is exactly 40 y since the last global map of malaria endemicity was published. This paper describes the generation of a new world map of Plasmodium falciparum malaria endemicity fo...

African Dominant Vector Species Bionomic Information

A bionomics data set compiled for VecNet by the Malaria Atlas Project (MAP). These data are the result of a three year abstraction process examining published locational and species-specific studies, and through personal contact with researchers and study authors, to provide spatially explicit evidence-based measures of key bionomic variables pert...

Altitude and the risk of bites from mosquitoes infected with malaria and filariasis among the Mianmin people of Papua New Guinea

Attenborough, R. D., Burkot, T. R., Gardner, D. S.
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 91(1), 8-10. (1997)

The Mianmin are a mobile population occupying a remote lower montane area at 100-1200 m altitude in the north-western interior of Papua New Guinea (PNG). Major medical problems include malaria and bancroftian filariasis. An entomological survey conducted along an altitudinal transect from 170 to 1000m identified Anopheles koliensis as the predomina...

An analysis of some factors determining the sporozoite rates, human blood indicies, and biting rates of members of the Anopheles punctulatus complex in Papua New Guinea

Burkot, T. R., Dye, C., Graves, P. M.
American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 40(3), 229-234. (1989)

The degree to which Anopheles punctulatus complex members feed on humans in different Papua New Guinea villages has a significant effect on sporozoite rates. Among villages, the human blood index (HBI) of the members of the complex varied with the average number ofpersons sharing a bednet. Although dogs are the preferred hosts by the 3 malaria vect...

Bionomics of malaria vectors in the Western Pacific region

Chow, CY
Southeast Asian Journal of Troprical Medicine and Public Health 1(1), 40-57. (1970)

Ecology of malaria vectors in the Pacific

Chow, CY
Cah. O.R.S.T.O.M. ser. Ent. med. et Parasitol. 7(2), 93-97. (1969)

EFFECTS OF UNTREATED BED NETS ON THE TRANSMISSION OF PLASMODIUM-FALCIPARUM, PLASMODIUM-VIVAX AND WUCHERERIA-BANCROFTI IN PAPUA-NEW-GUINEA

Burkot, T. R., Garner, P., Paru, R., Dagoro, H., Barnes, A., McDougall, S., Wirtz, R. A., Campbell, G., Spark, R.
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene 84(6), 773-779. (Nov-Dec 1990)

The impact of untreated bed nets on the transmission of human malaria and filariasis in a village in a hyperendemic area of Papua New Guinea was studied. In anopheline mosquitoes, the Plasmodium falciparum sporozoite antigen positivity rate, filarial infection rates and human blood indices dropped significantly after bed nets were introduced. This ...