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Vector Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool, UK, L3 5QA
Trends Parasitol 27:91-8. 2011
..As we move into the malaria eradication era, it is vital that the implications of insecticide resistance are understood and strategies to mitigate these effects are implemented...
- Successful establishment of Wolbachia in Aedes populations to suppress dengue transmission
A A Hoffmann
Bio21 Institute, Department of Genetics, The University of Melbourne, Victoria 3010, Australia
Nature 476:454-7. 2011
..These findings demonstrate that Wolbachia-based strategies can be deployed as a practical approach to dengue suppression with potential for area-wide implementation...
- Genome sequence of Aedes aegypti, a major arbovirus vector
Institute for Genomic Research, 9712 Medical Center Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
Science 316:1718-23. 2007
..An increase in genes encoding odorant binding, cytochrome P450, and cuticle domains relative to An. gambiae suggests that members of these protein families underpin some of the biological differences between the two mosquito species...
- Increased proportions of outdoor feeding among residual malaria vector populations following increased use of insecticide-treated nets in rural Tanzania
Tanya L Russell
Ifakara Health Institute, Biomedical and Environmental Thematic Group, Ifakara, Tanzania
Malar J 10:80. 2011
..In the surveyed area of rural southern Tanzania, bed net use steadily increased over the last decade, reducing malaria transmission intensity by 94%...
- A research agenda to underpin malaria eradication
Pedro L Alonso
Barcelona Centre for International Health Research Hospital Clínic, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain
PLoS Med 8:e1000406. 2011
- A single mutation in chikungunya virus affects vector specificity and epidemic potential
Konstantin A Tsetsarkin
Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, Texas, United States of America
PLoS Pathog 3:e201. 2007
..Due to the widespread distribution of Ae. albopictus, this mutation increases the potential for CHIKV to permanently extend its range into Europe and the Americas...
- Impact of daily temperature fluctuations on dengue virus transmission by Aedes aegypti
Department of Virology, Institut Pasteur, 75724 Paris Cedex 15, France
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:7460-5. 2011
..Our findings reveal the importance of considering short-term temperature variations when studying DENV transmission dynamics...
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Med Vet Entomol 18:215-27. 2004
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- Species shifts in the Anopheles gambiae complex: do LLINs successfully control Anopheles arabiensis?
Kilimanjaro Christian Medical College, Tumaini University, Moshi, Tanzania
PLoS ONE 7:e31481. 2012
..Shifts in malaria vector species ratio have coincided with the scale-up suggesting that some species are being controlled by ITNs/LLINs better than others...
- Global spread and persistence of dengue
Jennifer L Kyle
Division of Infectious Diseases, School of Public Health, and Graduate Group in Microbiology, University of California, Berkeley, California 94720 7354, USA
Annu Rev Microbiol 62:71-92. 2008
..What is known, as well as gaps in knowledge, is emphasized in light of future prospects for control and prevention of this pandemic disease...
- Sequencing of Culex quinquefasciatus establishes a platform for mosquito comparative genomics
Center for Disease Vector Research, University of California Riverside, Riverside, CA 92521, USA
Science 330:86-8. 2010
- Globalization, land use, and the invasion of West Nile virus
A Marm Kilpatrick
Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, University of California, Santa Cruz, CA 95064, USA
Science 334:323-7. 2011
..This research provides a framework for predicting and preventing the emergence of foreign vector-borne pathogens...
- Anopheles gambiae: historical population decline associated with regional distribution of insecticide-treated bed nets in western Nyanza Province, Kenya
M Nabie Bayoh
Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 48824, USA
Malar J 9:62. 2010
..l.) species complex, namely A. gambiae sensu stricto (s.s.) and Anopheles arabiensis. Historically, the former species was proportionately dominant in indoor resting collections of females...
- A climate-based distribution model of malaria transmission in sub-Saharan Africa
M H Craig
National Malaria Research Programme, South African Medical Research Council, PO Box 17120, Congella, Durban 4013, South Africa
Parasitol Today 15:105-11. 1999
..Together with population, morbidity and mortality data, the model provides a fundamental tool for strategic control of malaria...
- Spread of the tiger: global risk of invasion by the mosquito Aedes albopictus
Mark Q Benedict
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 7:76-85. 2007
..Methods used here have potential for predicting risks of future invasions of vectors or pathogens...
- Natural microbe-mediated refractoriness to Plasmodium infection in Anopheles gambiae
Chris M Cirimotich
W Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205 2179, USA
Science 332:855-8. 2011
..We show that this anti-Plasmodium effect is largely caused by bacterial generation of reactive oxygen species...
- Implication of the mosquito midgut microbiota in the defense against malaria parasites
W Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
PLoS Pathog 5:e1000423. 2009
..We show that the microbiota can modulate the anti-Plasmodium effects of some immune genes. In sum, the microbiota plays an essential role in modulating the mosquito's capacity to sustain Plasmodium infection...
- West Nile fever--a reemerging mosquito-borne viral disease in Europe
Institute of Vertebrate Biology, Academy of Sciences, Brno, Czech Republic
Emerg Infect Dis 5:643-50. 1999
- Odor-mediated behavior of Afrotropical malaria mosquitoes
Laboratory of Entomology, Wageningen Agricultural University, The Netherlands
Annu Rev Entomol 44:131-57. 1999
..It is foreseen that increased knowledge of odor-mediated behaviors will be applied in the development of novel sampling techniques and possibly alternative methods of intervention to control malaria...
- A global perspective on the epidemiology of West Nile virus
Laura D Kramer
The Arbovirus Laboratories, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, Slingerlands, NY 12159, USA
Annu Rev Entomol 53:61-81. 2008
..Vector control strategies, vaccines, and antivirals, which now must be considered on a global scale, are also discussed...
- Influence of climate on malaria transmission depends on daily temperature variation
Krijn P Paaijmans
Department of Entomology, Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Penn State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:15135-9. 2010
- Immune activation by life-shortening Wolbachia and reduced filarial competence in mosquitoes
Peter Medawar Building for Pathogen Research and Department of Zoology, University of Oxford, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PS, UK
Science 326:134-6. 2009
..The cost of constitutive immune up-regulation may contribute to the life-shortening phenotype...
- Mosquito behavior and vector control
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London WC1E 7HT, United Kingdom
Annu Rev Entomol 50:53-70. 2005
..Prospects for genetic control by sterile males or genes rendering mosquitoes harmless to humans will depend on competitive mating behavior. These methods are hampered by the immigration of monogamous, already-mated females...
- Warmer temperatures reduce the vectorial capacity of malaria mosquitoes
Krijn P Paaijmans
Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Biol Lett 8:465-8. 2012
..These results highlight the need to understand the interactive effects of environmental temperature on multiple host-disease life-history traits and challenge the assumptions of many current disease models that ignore this complexity...
- Stable introduction of a life-shortening Wolbachia infection into the mosquito Aedes aegypti
Conor J McMeniman
School of Integrative Biology, University of Queensland, Brisbane 4072, Australia
Science 323:141-4. 2009
..Our data suggest that targeting mosquito age with inherited Wolbachia infections may be a viable strategy to reduce the transmission of pathogens such as dengue viruses...
- Indoor residual spraying for preventing malaria
Public Health and Epidemiology, Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute, Basel, Switzerland, 4002
Cochrane Database Syst Rev 4:CD006657. 2010
..Some limited data suggest that ITN give better protection than IRS in unstable areas, but more trials are needed to compare the effects of ITNs with IRS, as well as to quantify their combined effects...
- Two duplicated P450 genes are associated with pyrethroid resistance in Anopheles funestus, a major malaria vector
Charles S Wondji
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, L3 5QA, United Kingdom
Genome Res 19:452-9. 2009
..This will be a major advance for insecticide resistance management in malaria vectors, which requires the early detection of resistance alleles...
- Modeling the effects of weather and climate change on malaria transmission
Paul Edward Parham
Department of Infectious Disease Epidemiology, Grantham Institute for Climate Change, Imperial College London, London, United Kingdom
Environ Health Perspect 118:620-6. 2010
- De novo transcriptome sequencing in Anopheles funestus using Illumina RNA-seq technology
Jacob E Crawford
Department of Entomology, Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, United States of America
PLoS ONE 5:e14202. 2010
..funestus from a newly founded colony in Burkina Faso, West Africa, using the Illumina GAIIx next generation sequencing platform...
- A synthetic homing endonuclease-based gene drive system in the human malaria mosquito
Imperial College London, Department of Life Sciences, South Kensington Campus, London, SW7 2AZ, UK
Nature 473:212-5. 2011
..Our results also show in principle how sequence-specific genetic drive elements like HEGs could be used to take the step from the genetic engineering of individuals to the genetic engineering of populations...
- Culicoides biting midges: their role as arbovirus vectors
P S Mellor
Institute for Animal Health, Woking, Surrey, UK
Annu Rev Entomol 45:307-40. 2000
- Chikungunya, an epidemic arbovirosis
Hopital Tenon, Service des Maladies Infectieuses et Tropicales, Paris, France
Lancet Infect Dis 7:319-27. 2007
..Plausible explanations include increased tourism, chikungunya virus introduction into a naive population, and viral mutation...
- Suitability of European climate for the Asian tiger mosquito Aedes albopictus: recent trends and future scenarios
School of Environmental Sciences, University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK
J R Soc Interface 9:2708-17. 2012
..These distribution shifts are related to wetter and warmer conditions favouring the overwintering of A. albopictus in the north, and drier and warmer summers that might limit its southward expansion...
- "Bird biting" mosquitoes and human disease: a review of the role of Culex pipiens complex mosquitoes in epidemiology
Rutgers University, Center for Vector Biology, New Brunswick, NJ, USA
Infect Genet Evol 11:1577-85. 2011
..We highlight several unanswered questions that will increase our ability to control diseases transmitted by these mosquitoes...
- Integrated malaria vector control with microbial larvicides and insecticide-treated nets in western Kenya: a controlled trial
Disease Control and Vector Biology Unit, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, London, England
Bull World Health Organ 87:655-65. 2009
- Hemocyte differentiation mediates innate immune memory in Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes
Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, MD 20892, USA
Science 329:1353-5. 2010
..In mosquitoes, differentiation of hemocytes was necessary and sufficient to confer innate immune memory...
- Spatial and temporal heterogeneity of Anopheles mosquitoes and Plasmodium falciparum transmission along the Kenyan coast
Charles M Mbogo
Centre for Geographic Medicine Research Coast, Kenya Medical Research Institute, Kilifi, Kenya
Am J Trop Med Hyg 68:734-42. 2003
..The field-based estimate of entomologic parameters on a district level does not provide a sensitive indicator of transmission intensity in this study...
- Invasions by insect vectors of human disease
L Philip Lounibos
Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory, University of Florida, Vero Beach, Florida 32962, USA
Annu Rev Entomol 47:233-66. 2002
..Propagule pressure, previous success, and adaptations to human habits appear to favor successful invasions by vectors...
- Odorant reception in the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae
Allison F Carey
Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut 06520, USA
Nature 464:66-71. 2010
..Our analysis of the Anopheles gambiae repertoire identifies receptors that may be useful targets for controlling the transmission of malaria...
- A comprehensive gene expression atlas of sex- and tissue-specificity in the malaria vector, Anopheles gambiae
Dean A Baker
Department of Genetics, University of Cambridge, Downing Street, Cambridge CB1 3QA, UK
BMC Genomics 12:296. 2011
..Identifying genes expressed in particular tissues or involved in specific biological processes is an essential part of this process...
- Mosquito immune defenses against Plasmodium infection
Chris M Cirimotich
W Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, 615 N Wolfe St, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Dev Comp Immunol 34:387-95. 2010
- The endosymbiotic bacterium Wolbachia induces resistance to dengue virus in Aedes aegypti
Department of Entomology and Genetics Program, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan, United States of America
PLoS Pathog 6:e1000833. 2010
..These results underscore the potential usefulness of Wolbachia-based control strategies for population replacement...
- The effect of deforestation on the human-biting rate of Anopheles darlingi, the primary vector of Falciparum malaria in the Peruvian Amazon
Amy Yomiko Vittor
School of Medicine, Stanford University, Stanford, California, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 74:3-11. 2006
..Our results indicate that A. darlingi displays significantly increased human-biting activity in areas that have undergone deforestation and development associated with road development...
- Immunity to a salivary protein of a sand fly vector protects against the fatal outcome of visceral leishmaniasis in a hamster model
Centro de Pesquisas Goncalo Moniz, Fundacao Oswaldo Cruz, CEP 40296 710 Salvador, Brazil
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 105:7845-50. 2008
- Understanding the link between malaria risk and climate
Krijn P Paaijmans
Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics, Department of Entomology, Chemical Ecology Laboratory, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:13844-9. 2009
..Such effects of short-term temperature fluctuations have not previously been considered but are central to understanding current malaria transmission and the consequences of climate change...
- The impact of Chagas disease control in Latin America: a review
J C P Dias
Centro de Pesquisas Rene Rachou, FIOCRUZ, Belo Horizonte, MG, 30190 002, Brasil
Mem Inst Oswaldo Cruz 97:603-12. 2002
..the main control strategy relies on prevention of transmission, principally by eliminating the domestic insect vectors and control of transmission by blood transfusion...
- A cocktail polymerase chain reaction assay to identify members of the Anopheles funestus (Diptera: Culicidae) group
L L Koekemoer
Department of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, School of Pathology of the National Health Laboratory Services and the University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa
Am J Trop Med Hyg 66:804-11. 2002
- Comparative genomics: Insecticide resistance in mosquito vectors
Institut des Sciences de l Evolution, UMR 5554, CC 065, Universite Montpellier II, 34095 Montpellier, France
Nature 423:136-7. 2003
- Epidemiology and transmission dynamics of West Nile virus disease
Edward B Hayes
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Fort Collins, Colorado 80526, USA
Emerg Infect Dis 11:1167-73. 2005
..This review highlights new information regarding the epidemiology and dynamics of WNV transmission, providing a new platform for further research into preventing and controlling WNV disease...
- Development of a new version of the Liverpool Malaria Model. I. Refining the parameter settings and mathematical formulation of basic processes based on a literature review
Institute of Geophysics and Meteorology, University of Cologne, Cologne, Germany
Malar J 10:35. 2011
..In this study, the parameter settings of the LMM are refined and a new mathematical formulation of key processes related to the growth and size of the vector population are developed...
- The genome sequence of the malaria mosquito Anopheles gambiae
Robert A Holt
Celera Genomics, 45 West Gude Drive, Rockville, MD 20850, USA
Science 298:129-49. 2002
..An expressed sequence tag analysis of genes regulated by blood feeding provided insights into the physiological adaptations of a hematophagous insect...
- Larval source management for malaria control in Africa: myths and reality
Department of Disease Control, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, Keppel Street, London WC1E 7HT, UK
Malar J 10:353. 2011
- A global index representing the stability of malaria transmission
Harvard School of Public Health, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 70:486-98. 2004
- Influence of temperature on immature development, survival, longevity, fecundity, and gonotrophic cycles of Aedes albopictus, vector of chikungunya and dengue in the Indian Ocean
Research Unit 016, Institut de recherche pour le developpement IRD, 7 chemin de l IRAT, 97410 Saint Pierre, La Reunion, France
J Med Entomol 46:33-41. 2009
..5 d). Those results are according to the field repartition of this species in La Réunion, allowing Ae. albopictus survival at a large range of temperatures...
- A cryptic subgroup of Anopheles gambiae is highly susceptible to human malaria parasites
Michelle M Riehle
Institut Pasteur, Unit of Insect Vector Genetics and Genomics, Department of Parasitology and Mycology, 28 rue du Docteur Roux, Paris 75015, France
Science 331:596-8. 2011
..These findings might have implications for the epidemiology of malaria transmission and control...
- Insecticide resistance and the future of malaria control in Zambia
Ministry of Health, National Malaria Control Centre, Lusaka, Zambia
PLoS ONE 6:e24336. 2011
..This manuscript reports on the monitoring and evaluation of these activities and the potential impact of emerging insecticide resistance on disease transmission...
- Sterile-insect methods for control of mosquito-borne diseases: an analysis
Oxitec Limited, Oxford, United Kingdom
Vector Borne Zoonotic Dis 10:295-311. 2010
..This article attempts to address these concerns and indicate where sterile-insect methods are likely to be useful for vector control...
- A newly emergent genotype of West Nile virus is transmitted earlier and more efficiently by Culex mosquitoes
Robin M Moudy
Arbovirus Laboratories, Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, 5668 State Farm Road, Slingerlands, NY 12159, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 77:365-70. 2007
..These results suggest a model for the displacement of the NY99 genotype, where earlier transmission of WN02 viruses leads to higher WN02 infection rates in avian reservoir hosts...
- Host selection by Culex pipiens mosquitoes and West Nile virus amplification
Gabriel L Hamer
Department of Fisheries and Wildlife, Michigan State University, East Lansing, Michigan 48910, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 80:268-78. 2009
..pipiens became infected from feeding on just a few species of birds, including American robins (35%), blue jays (17%, Cyanocitta cristata), and house finches (15%, Carpodacus mexicanus)...
- Female-specific flightless phenotype for mosquito control
Oxitec Limited, 71 Milton Park, Oxford OX14 4RX, United Kingdom
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:4550-4. 2010
..Furthermore, these strains are expected to facilitate area-wide control or elimination of dengue if adopted as part of an integrated pest management strategy...
- Distribution of knock-down resistance mutations in Anopheles gambiae molecular forms in west and west-central Africa
Istituto Pasteur Fondazione Cenci Bolognetti, Universita La Sapienza, Rome, Italy
Malar J 7:74. 2008
..In M-form populations surveyed to date, only the L1014F mutation has been found, although less widespread and at lower frequencies than in sympatric S-form populations...
- Control of Japanese encephalitis--within our grasp?
United Kingdom Medical Research Council, United Kingdom
N Engl J Med 355:869-71. 2006
- Insect vector interactions with persistently transmitted viruses
Saskia A Hogenhout
Department of Disease and Stress Biology, John Innes Centre, Norwich, NR4 7UH, United Kingdom
Annu Rev Phytopathol 46:327-59. 2008
..The movement and/or replication of the viruses in the insect vectors require specific interactions between virus and vector components...
- Open field release of genetically engineered sterile male Aedes aegypti in Malaysia
Oxitec Sendirian Berhad, Kuala Lumpur, Wilayah persekutuan, Malaysia
PLoS ONE 7:e42771. 2012
..New methods are therefore urgently needed, for example genetics-based sterile-male-release methods. However, this requires that lab-reared, modified mosquitoes be able to survive and disperse adequately in the field...
- An evolutionary conserved function of the JAK-STAT pathway in anti-dengue defense
Jayme A Souza-Neto
W Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Bloomberg School of Public Health, The Johns Hopkins University, 615 North Wolfe Street E4209, Baltimore, MD 21205, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:17841-6. 2009
..Our data suggest that the JAK-STAT pathway is part of the A. aegypti mosquito's anti-dengue defense and may act independently of the Toll pathway and the RNAi-mediated antiviral defenses...
- Transcriptome of the adult female malaria mosquito vector Anopheles albimanus
Centro De Investigacion sobre Enfermedades Infecciosas, Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica, Cuernavaca, Morelos, Mexico
BMC Genomics 13:207. 2012
..To better understand the biological basis of malaria transmission and to develop novel and effective means of vector control, there is a need to explore the mosquito biology beyond the An. gambiae complex...
- The Innovative Vector Control Consortium: improved control of mosquito-borne diseases
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool, UK, L3 5QA
Trends Parasitol 22:308-12. 2006
- Caspar controls resistance to Plasmodium falciparum in diverse anopheline species
Lindsey S Garver
W Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America
PLoS Pathog 5:e1000335. 2009
..These findings have implications for malaria control since broad-spectrum immune activation in diverse anopheline species offers a viable and strategic approach to develop novel malaria control methods worldwide...
- Aedes albopictus, an arbovirus vector: from the darkness to the light
Institut de Recherche pour le Developpement, UR016, BP 1857 Yaoundé, Cameroon
Microbes Infect 11:1177-85. 2009
..Finally, we report conventional and innovative ways to control A. albopictus...
- Impact of permethrin-treated bed nets on entomologic indices in an area of intense year-round malaria transmission
John E Gimnig
Division of Parasitic Diseases, National Center for Infectious Diseases, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia 30341, USA
Am J Trop Med Hyg 68:16-22. 2003
..These results indicate that ITNs are optimally effective if used every night and if permethrin is reapplied at least biannually...
- Integrated vector management for malaria control
John C Beier
Department of Epidemiology and Public Health, Miller School of Medicine, and the Abess Center for Ecosystem Science and Policy, University of Miami, South Campus, Miami, FL 33177, USA
Malar J 7:S4. 2008
..This review provides an overview of how IVM programmes are being implemented, and provides recommendations for further development of IVM to meet the goals of national malaria control programmes in Africa...
- Spatial evaluation and modeling of Dengue seroprevalence and vector density in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Nildimar Alves Honorio
Laboratório de Transmissores de Hematozoários, Instituto Oswaldo Cruz, FIOCRUZ, Rio de Janeiro, Brasil
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 3:e545. 2009
..We analyzed individual and spatial factors associated with seroprevalence using Generalized Additive Model (GAM)...
- Eco-bio-social determinants of dengue vector breeding: a multicountry study in urban and periurban Asia
Centre for Research in Medical Entomology, Indian Council of Medical Research, Madurai, TN, India
Bull World Health Organ 88:173-84. 2010
- Local adaptation and vector-mediated population structure in Plasmodium vivax malaria
Deirdre A Joy
Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, MD, USA
Mol Biol Evol 25:1245-52. 2008
- The multiplicity of malaria transmission: a review of entomological inoculation rate measurements and methods across sub-Saharan Africa
Louise A Kelly-Hope
Vector Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, UK
Malar J 8:19. 2009
- Climate change and highland malaria: fresh air for a hot debate
Luis Fernando Chaves
Department of Environmental Studies, Emory University, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA
Q Rev Biol 85:27-55. 2010
- Transmission of Leishmania metacyclic promastigotes by phlebotomine sand flies
Paul A Bates
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool L3 5QA, UK
Int J Parasitol 37:1097-106. 2007
..Differences in the transmission mechanisms employed by parasites in the three subgenera, Leishmania, Viannia and Sauroleishmania are also addressed...
- Dengue virus type 2: replication and tropisms in orally infected Aedes aegypti mosquitoes
Ma Isabel Salazar
Arthropod Borne and Infectious Diseases Laboratory, Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado 80523 1692, USA
BMC Microbiol 7:9. 2007
..Here we document the virogenesis of DENV-2 in newly-colonized Aedes aegypti mosquitoes from Chetumal, Mexico in order to understand better the effect of vector-virus interactions on dengue transmission...
- Yersinia pestis--etiologic agent of plague
R D Perry
Department of Microbiology and Immunology, University of Kentucky, Lexington 40536, USA
Clin Microbiol Rev 10:35-66. 1997
..These areas of research have provide new insights into the host-parasite relationship. This review will update our present understanding of the history, etiology, epidemiology, clinical aspects, and public health issues of plague...
- Exploiting the potential of vector control for disease prevention
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, England
Bull World Health Organ 83:942-7. 2005
- Molecular basis of odor coding in the malaria vector mosquito Anopheles gambiae
Department of Biological Sciences, Center for Molecular Neuroscience, Institutes of Chemical Biology and Global Health, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN 37235, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 107:4418-23. 2010
..gambiae that ultimately may aid in fostering the design and development of olfactory-based strategies for reducing the transmission of malaria and other mosquito-borne diseases...
- Anopheles gambiae s.s. breeding in polluted water bodies in urban Lagos, southwestern Nigeria
T S Awolola
Public Health Division, Nigerian Institute of Medical Research, Yaba, Lagos, Nigeria
J Vector Borne Dis 44:241-4. 2007
..Urban malaria is on the rise in Nigeria due to rapid industrialisation and developmental activities. A study was undertaken in Lagos, Nigeria to study the Anopheles breeding in polluted water bodies...
- Vector-virus mutualism accelerates population increase of an invasive whitefly
Institute of Insect Sciences, Zhejiang University, Hangzhou, China
PLoS ONE 2:e182. 2007
- Defining challenges and proposing solutions for control of the virus vector Aedes aegypti
Amy C Morrison
Department of Entomology, University of California, Davis, Davis, California, United States of America
PLoS Med 5:e68. 2008
- Evaluation of the antibody response to Anopheles salivary antigens as a potential marker of risk of malaria
Institut de recherche pour le developpement IRD, UR24 Epidémiologie et Prévention Unit, Centre IRD de Hann, BP 1386, Dakar, Senegal
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg 100:363-70. 2006
..These results suggest that evaluation of antisalivary Ab responses could be a useful approach for identifying a marker for the risk of malaria transmission...
- The entomological inoculation rate and Plasmodium falciparum infection in African children
D L Smith
Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Building 16, 16 Center Drive, Bethesda, Maryland 20892, USA
Nature 438:492-5. 2005
..The results have important implications for public health interventions: the success of malaria control will depend heavily on whether efforts are targeted at those who are most at risk of infection...
- Mapping the basic reproduction number (R₀) for vector-borne diseases: a case study on bluetongue virus
N A Hartemink
Theoretical Epidemiology, Veterinary Medicine, Utrecht, The Netherlands
Epidemics 1:153-61. 2009
- Effect of temperature on the development of the aquatic stages of Anopheles gambiae sensu stricto (Diptera: Culicidae)
M N Bayoh
School of Biological and Biomedical Sciences Science Laboratories, University of Durham Durham DH1 3LE UK
Bull Entomol Res 93:375-81. 2003
..gambiae s.s. corresponded closely with the best map of malaria risk currently available for Africa...
- Behavioural aspects influencing plant virus transmission by homopteran insects
Departamento de Proteccion Vegetal, Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas CSIC, Centro de Ciencias Medioambientales, Instituto de Ciencias Agrarias, Madrid, Spain
Virus Res 141:158-68. 2009
- Human exposure to anopheline mosquitoes occurs primarily indoors, even for users of insecticide-treated nets in Luangwa Valley, South-east Zambia
Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Vector Group, Pembroke Place, Liverpool L3 5QA, UK
Parasit Vectors 5:101. 2012
..We studied the human biting behaviour of the malaria vector Anopheles funestus Giles and the potential malaria vector Anopheles quadriannulatus Theobald in Luangwa valley, south-east Zambia...
- Fine-scale variation in vector host use and force of infection drive localized patterns of West Nile virus transmission
Gabriel L Hamer
Department of Pathobiological Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin, United States of America
PLoS ONE 6:e23767. 2011
..Rather, robust assessment of local transmission risk should incorporate heterogeneity in vector host feeding and variation in vertebrate reservoir competence at the spatial scale of vector-host interaction...
- Development of vegetable farming: a cause of the emergence of insecticide resistance in populations of Anopheles gambiae in urban areas of Benin
Anges William M Yadouleton
Centre de Recherche Entomologique de Cotonou, Benin
Malar J 8:103. 2009
..This study aims to assess the rapid expansion of urban agriculture especially, its contribution to the emergence of insecticide resistance in populations of Anopheles gambiae...
- SNP genotyping defines complex gene-flow boundaries among African malaria vector mosquitoes
D E Neafsey
Broad Institute, Cambridge, MA 02142, USA
Science 330:514-7. 2010
..Complex genomic differentiation among speciating vector mosquito populations implies that tools for genome-wide monitoring of population structure will prove useful for the advancement of malaria eradication...
- Chikungunya virus emergence is constrained in Asia by lineage-specific adaptive landscapes
Konstantin A Tsetsarkin
Institute for Human Infections and Immunity, Center for Tropical Diseases and Department of Pathology, University of Texas Medical Branch, Galveston, TX 77555, USA
Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 108:7872-7. 2011
..albopictus-adapted African strains. These results underscore how different adaptive landscapes occupied by closely related viral genotypes can profoundly affect the outcome of viral evolution and disease emergence...
- Induction of a peptide with activity against a broad spectrum of pathogens in the Aedes aegypti salivary gland, following Infection with Dengue Virus
Department of Tropical Hygiene, Faculty of Tropical Medicine, Mahidol University, Bangkok, Thailand
PLoS Pathog 7:e1001252. 2011
..aegypti, but also emphasizes the broad-spectrum anti-pathogenic activity of the immature, signal peptide-containing form of this peptide...
- Role of vector control in the global program to eliminate lymphatic filariasis
Moses J Bockarie
Centre for Neglected Tropical Diseases, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Pembroke Place, Liverpool L3 5QA, United Kingdom
Annu Rev Entomol 54:469-87. 2009
- Disentangling vector-borne transmission networks: a universal DNA barcoding method to identify vertebrate hosts from arthropod bloodmeals
Estacion Biologica de Donana CSIC, Isla de la Cartuja, Sevilla, Spain
PLoS ONE 4:e7092. 2009
..Such information is crucial to support the efficient management of initiatives aimed at reducing epidemiologic risks of arthropod vector-borne pathogens, a priority for public health...
- Revisiting the basic reproductive number for malaria and its implications for malaria control
David L Smith
Fogarty International Center, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, United States of America
PLoS Biol 5:e42. 2007
..Therefore, strategic planning for malaria control should consider R0, the spatial scale of transmission, human population density, and heterogeneous biting...
- Immunity to distinct sand fly salivary proteins primes the anti-Leishmania immune response towards protection or exacerbation of disease
Vector Molecular Biology Unit, Laboratory of Malaria and Vector Research, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Rockville, Maryland, USA
PLoS Negl Trop Dis 2:e226. 2008
..major infection. Here, we analyze the immune response to distinct salivary proteins from P. papatasi that produced contrasting outcomes of L. major infection...
- Antibody response against saliva antigens of Anopheles gambiae and Aedes aegypti in travellers in tropical Africa
Unité de recherche en biologie et en épidémiologie parasitaires, Institut de Medecine Tropicale du Service de Sante des Armees, Parc le Pharo, BP 46, 13998 Marseille Armees, France
Microbes Infect 9:1454-62. 2007
..These results suggest that antibody responses to the saliva of mosquitoes could be considered as specific surrogate markers of exposure of travellers to mosquito vectors that transmit arthropod borne infections...
- Does kdr genotype predict insecticide-resistance phenotype in mosquitoes?
Martin J Donnelly
Vector Group, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool L35QA, UK
Trends Parasitol 25:213-9. 2009
..However, we emphasize that kdr genotype might explain only a portion of heritable variation in resistance and that diagnostic assays to test the importance of other resistance mechanisms in field populations are required...