The influence of feeding behaviour and temperature on the capacity of mosquitoes to transmit malaria

Eunho Suh, Marissa Grossman, Jessica Waite, Nina Dennington, Ellie Sherrard-Smith, Thomas Churcher & Matthew Thomas
Insecticide-treated bed nets reduce malaria transmission by limiting contact between mosquito vectors and human hosts when mosquitoes feed during the night. However, malaria vectors can also feed in the early evening and in the morning when people are not protected. Here, we explored how timing of blood feeding interacts with environmental temperature to influence the capacity of Anopheles mosquitoes to transmit the human malaria parasite, Plasmodium falciparum. In laboratory experiments, we found no effect of...
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