Priorities for Broadening the Malaria Vector Control Tool Kit.

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Journal Article (Review)

Long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) and indoor residual spraying (IRS) have contributed substantially to reductions in the burden of malaria in the past 15 years. Building on this foundation, the goal is now to drive malaria towards elimination. Vector control remains central to this goal, but there are limitations to what is achievable with the current tools. Here we highlight how a broader appreciation of adult mosquito behavior is yielding a number of supplementary approaches to bolster the vector-control tool kit. We emphasize tools that offer new modes of control and could realistically contribute to operational control in the next 5 years. Promoting complementary tools that are close to field-ready is a priority for achieving the global malaria-control targets.

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Cited Authors

  • Barreaux, P; Barreaux, AMG; Sternberg, ED; Suh, E; Waite, JL; Whitehead, SA; Thomas, MB

Published Date

  • October 2017

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 33 / 10

Start / End Page

  • 763 - 774

PubMed ID

  • 28668377

Pubmed Central ID

  • 28668377

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1471-5007

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1471-4922

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.pt.2017.06.003

Language

  • eng