Human-to-mosquito transmission efficiency increases as malaria is controlled

The efficiency of malaria transmission between human and mosquito has been shown to be influenced by many factors in the laboratory, although their impact in the field and how this changes with disease endemicity are unknown. This study estimates how human–mosquito transmission changed as malaria was controlled in Dielmo, Senegal. Results show that asexual parasite slide prevalence in humans has reduced from 70 to 20%, but that the proportion of infectious mosquitoes has remained roughly constant.

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Publication date: January 2015
Source: Nature