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Movement rates of African malaria vectors and the impact of mosquito control interventions upon them

The movement and dispersal of mosquitoes is an important parameter in the transmission of mosquito borne diseases. However,surprisingly little is known about the dispersal rates of malaria transmitting mosquitoes and even less on how mosquito control interventions may influence mosquito dispersal. This project will use a new method to mark mosquitoes with fluorescent powder as they emerge from their breeding sites. The mosquitoes are then be recaptured over the following days and at different distances form the marking device in order to provide estimates of daily mosquito dispersal. This technique will be carried out in areas with and without spatial repellents, to investigate if this intervention changes mosquito movement.

Lead Scientists:

Adam Saddler

Katharina Kreppel

Sarah Moore 

Samson Kiware

Mgeni Mohammed

Partners

Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute

Funders

Swiss National Science Foundation

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