In Nchelenge, the co-existence of two highly anthropophagic vectors, present throughout the year, is likely to be driving the high malaria transmission evident in the district. The vectors here have been shown to be highly resistant to pyrethroids used for IRS during the study. Vector control interventions in this area would have to be multifaceted and district-wide for effective control of malaria.
Author: Chaponda M, Chilusu H, Coetzee M, Curriero FC, Jones CM, Lupiya J, Mbewe D, Muleba M, Mulenga M, Mwelwa I, Norris DE, Pinchoff J, Pringle JC, Shields T, Simubali L, Stevenson JC
Publication date: September 2016
Source: Parasites & Vectors