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A new malaria vector in Africa: predicting the expansion range of Anopheles stephensi and identifying the urban populations at risk

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In 2012, an unusual outbreak of urban malaria was reported from Djibouti City in the Horn of Africa and increasingly severe outbreaks have been reported annually ever since. Subsequent investigations discovered the presence of an Asian mosquito species; Anopheles stephensi, a species known to thrive in urban environments. Since that first report, An. stephensi has been identified in Ethiopia and Sudan, and this worrying development has prompted the World Health Organization (WHO) to publish a...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1073/pnas.2003976117

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Zoology
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Author
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0000-0002-8937-7626
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0000-0002-4151-9031
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0000-0002-3200-7173
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Wellcome Trust
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108440/Z/15/Z
Publisher:
National Academy of Sciences
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Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences More from this journal
Volume:
117
Issue:
40
Pages:
24900-24908
Publication date:
2020-09-14
Acceptance date:
2020-07-27
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1091-6490
ISSN:
0027-8424
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English
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1132260
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pubs:1132260
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2020-09-15

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