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Promising approach to reducing Malaria transmission by ivermectin: Sporontocidal effect against Plasmodium vivax in the South American vectors Anopheles aquasalis and Anopheles darlingi

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The mosquito resistance to the insecticides threatens malaria control efforts, potentially becoming a major public health issue. Alternative methods like ivermectin (IVM) administration to humans has been suggested as a possible vector control to reduce Plasmodium transmission. Anopheles aquasalis and Anopheles darlingi are competent vectors for Plasmodium vivax, and they have been responsible for various malaria outbreaks in the coast of Brazil and the Amazon Region of South America.To deter...

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Peer reviewed
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10.1371/journal.pntd.0006221

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Pinilla, YT More by this author
C P Lopes, S More by this author
S Sampaio, V More by this author
Andrade, FS More by this author
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Publisher:
Public Library of Science Publisher's website
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PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases Journal website
Volume:
12
Issue:
2
Pages:
1-23
Publication date:
2018-02-14
Acceptance date:
2018-01-08
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EISSN:
1935-2735
ISSN:
1935-2727
Pubs id:
pubs:826848
URN:
uri:7bd93115-71e6-4fe6-ab30-1a6b22857a55
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uuid:7bd93115-71e6-4fe6-ab30-1a6b22857a55
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