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Assessment of the consequences of the house-spraying of malathion on the interruption of malaria transmission.
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PMID:  6668635     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Marked female Anopheles culicifacies were released into an enclosed palm-leaf hut at dusk and survivors recovered the following drawn by hand on several occasions before and after spraying with the insecticide malathion. Pre-spray releases yielded only 25-50% recovery which was thought to be due to concealment of resting mosquitoes in the palm-leaf. A mortality of 100% was recorded for over 2 months after spraying the insecticide but after 71 days small numbers of live recoveries were found. The likely effect on malaria transmission of the observed survival rates was assessed theoretically. Although the percentage survival found in the experiment would not seem to prevent the control of malaria the data suggest that the spraying regime would immediately give a great selective advantage to any resistance gene arising in the population.
P Rawlings; D C Goonatilaka; C Wickramage
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of tropical medicine and hygiene     Volume:  86     ISSN:  0022-5304     ISO Abbreviation:  J Trop Med Hyg     Publication Date:  1983 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1984-04-16     Completed Date:  1984-04-16     Revised Date:  2003-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0406044     Medline TA:  J Trop Med Hyg     Country:  ENGLAND    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  147-51     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Malaria / prevention & control*
Mosquito Control
Sri Lanka
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