Delayed mortality effects cut the malaria transmission potential of insecticide-resistant mosquitoes

This paper shows that even highly resistant strains of the major malaria vector Anopheles gambiae have their life span cut by ∼50% after exposure to LLINs. These delayed effects are sufficient to reduce their malaria transmission potential by two-thirds and could partially explain why insecticide resistance is not inextricably associated with LLIN failure.

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Publication date: June 2016
Source: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America