Evaluation of insecticide-treated military uniforms for...

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Randomised Control Trial of Permethrin Treated Uniforms and 30% DEET Skin Repellents to Reduce Malaria Incidence in Military Personnel on Active Duty in Regions of Hyperendemicity.

This is an individually randomized double blind placebo controlled trial with a 4 arm non-inferiority design among healthy male recruits of the Tanzanian National Service Program: JKT Jeshi la Kujenga Taifa in the Mgambo Camp, Tanga, Tanzania. The trial is designed to evaluate the relative contribution of 0.52% w/w permethrin treated uniforms and 30% DEET Ultra 30 Insect Repellent Lotion toward protection from Plasmodium falciparum malaria measured by active case detection with PCR confirmation, when used correctly as part of the DOD Insect Repellent System to quantify protective efficacy among other factors. The relationship between uniform age and reduction in mosquito landings measured under controlled conditions to enhance understanding of he relationship between laboratory and field correlates of protection against vector borne disease.

Lead Scientists:

Sarah Moore

Daniel Msellemu

Partners

Department of Defense, USA
Tanzania People’s Defense Force
Walter Reed Army Institute of Research

Funders

Deployed War-Fighter Protection (DWFP) Program

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