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Mesocosm experiments reveal the impact of mosquito control measures on malaria vector life history and population dynamics

Overview of attention for article published in Scientific Reports, September 2018
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Title
Mesocosm experiments reveal the impact of mosquito control measures on malaria vector life history and population dynamics
Published in
Scientific Reports, September 2018
DOI 10.1038/s41598-018-31805-8
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Kija Ng’habi, Mafalda Viana, Jason Matthiopoulos, Issa Lyimo, Gerry Killeen, Heather M. Ferguson

Abstract

The impact of control measures on mosquito vector fitness and demography is usually estimated from bioassays or indirect variables in the field. Whilst indicative, neither approach is sufficient to quantify the potentially complex response of mosquito populations to combined interventions. Here, large replicated mesocosms were used to measure the population-level response of the malaria vector Anopheles arabiensis to long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLINs) when used in isolation, or combined with insecticidal eave louvers (EL), or treatment of cattle with the endectocide Ivermectin (IM). State-space models (SSM) were fit to these experimental data, revealing that LLIN introduction reduced adult mosquito survival by 91% but allowed population persistence. ELs provided no additional benefit, but IM reduced mosquito fecundity by 59% and nearly eliminated all populations when combined with LLINs. This highlights the value of IM for integrated vector control, and mesocosm population experiments combined with SSM for identifying optimal combinations for vector population elimination.

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Geographical breakdown

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Unknown 46 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 9 20%
Student > Bachelor 5 11%
Student > Master 4 9%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 9%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 7%
Other 6 13%
Unknown 15 33%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 9 20%
Medicine and Dentistry 6 13%
Environmental Science 5 11%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 4%
Veterinary Science and Veterinary Medicine 2 4%
Other 6 13%
Unknown 16 35%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 18. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 03 November 2019.
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#1,243,881
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#11,543
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