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  • J K Trigg
  • 1996
A eucalyptus-based insect repellent (PMD) with the principal active ingredient p-menthane-3,8-diol was evaluated in the field in comparison with deet. In human landing catches in Tanzania, 3 formulations of PMD were tested against Anopheles gambiae and An. funestus. Repellents, applied to the legs and feet at doses chosen as used in practice, gave complete(More)
  • J K Trigg
  • 1996
A eucalyptus-based insect repellent (PMD) was evaluated against Culicoides impunctatus in Scotland in comparison with deet. In human landing catches, both repellents still afforded 98% protection from biting 8 h after application of 0.5 ml to the forearm. A second trial looking at protection between 8 and 10 h after repellent application showed 99.5%(More)
A nested polymerase chain reaction was used to amplify a fragment of the gene for dihydrofolate reductase of Plasmodium falciparum containing codon 108, where a point mutation, causing a serine to asparagine change, occurs in pyrimethamine resistant parasites. The presence of the mutation was detected by restriction enzyme digestion. Parasites in blood(More)
Increased vulnerability to natural disasters has been associated with particular groups in the community. This includes those who are considered de facto vulnerable (children, older people, those with disabilities etc.) and those who own pets (not to mention pets themselves). The potential for reconfiguring pet ownership from a risk factor to a protective(More)
CONTEXT Few studies have examined the prevalence of animal ownership among populations likely to be at greater risk from disaster events within a bushfire context. OBJECTIVE To investigate the proportion of vulnerable community members keeping animals and the types of animals kept, as well as perceived risk of harm to pets, and their inclusion in bushfire(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to examine the impacts of key barriers to improving the occupational health status of Australian train drivers. METHODS From May to June, 2015, five semi-structured qualitative focus groups were conducted with 29 train drivers from South Australian, Victorian, and New South Wales-based rail organizations in Australia. RESULTS(More)
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