Ivermectin mass drug administration to humans for malaria parasite transmission control
Every year, an estimated 500 million people are afflicted with malaria worldwide, killing more than one million people, most of whom are children in sub-Saharan Africa. The current malaria eradication program requires novel vector control methods to reduce the transmission of Plasmodium, the causative agent of malaria. These new methods must: target exophagic and exophilic Plasmodium vectors, integrate with current vector control efforts, be evaluated in the field in combination with other interventions, evade potential behavioral mechanisms that mosquitoes may evolve to avoid the intervention, ...
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