Anopheles gambiae gonotrophic cycle duration, biting and exiting behaviour unaffected by permethrin-impregnated bednets in The Gambia.

@article{Quiones1997AnophelesGG,
  title={Anopheles gambiae gonotrophic cycle duration, biting and exiting behaviour unaffected by permethrin-impregnated bednets in The Gambia.},
  author={Martha Luc{\'i}a Qui{\~n}ones and Jo Lines and Madeleine C. Thomson and Musa Jawara and Jim Morris and Brian Greenwood},
  journal={Medical and veterinary entomology},
  year={1997},
  volume={11 1},
  pages={71-8}
}
Permethrin-impregnated bednets protect children against malaria in The Gambia, where Anopheles gambiae complex mosquitoes are the main vectors of malaria. However, no effect has been found on mosquito density, parous rates or sporozoite rates in An.gambiae sensu lato populations; only a reduction in the numbers of mosquitoes resting indoors in rooms with treated bednets. A possible explanation for this paradox is that exposure to treated bednets leads to changed vector behaviour such as a shift… CONTINUE READING