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In June 2012, health authorities in Papua New Guinea detected an increase in febrile illnesses in Vanimo. Chikungunya virus of the Eastern/Central/Southern African genotype harboring the E1:A226V mutation was identified. This ongoing outbreak has spread to ≥8 other provinces and has had a harmful effect on public health.
Long-lasting insecticide-treated nets (LLINs) have been distributed throughout Papua New Guinea since 2004 as part of the country's malaria control program. This study aimed to evaluate the efficacy of these used bednets over time and with respect to the various household factors related to their use in order to enable the National Department of Health to… (More)
Host selection is an important determinant of vectorial capacity because malaria transmission increases when mosquitoes feed more on humans than non-humans. Host selection also affects the outcome of long-lasting insecticidal nets (LLIN). Despite the recent nationwide implementation of LLIN-based malaria control program in Papua New Guinea (PNG), little is… (More)