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Development and optimization of the Suna trap as a tool for mosquito monitoring and control
(University of Nairobi, 2014)
Background: Monitoring of malaria vector populations provides information about disease transmission risk, as well as measures of the effectiveness of vector control. The Suna trap is introduced and evaluated with regard ...
Development and field evaluation of a synthetic mosquito lure that is more attractive than humans
Disease transmitting mosquitoes locate humans and other blood hosts by identifying their characteristic odor profiles. Using their olfactory organs, the mosquitoes detect compounds present in human breath, sweat and skins, ...
The SolarMal Project: innovative mosquito trapping technology for malaria control
(University of Nairobi, 2012)
Enhancing attraction of African malaria vectors to a synthetic Odor blend.
(University of Nairobi, 2016)
The deployment of odor-baited tools for sampling and controlling malaria vectors is limited by a lack of potent synthetic mosquito attractants. A synthetic mixture of chemical compounds referred to as "the Mbita blend" ...
Visualization of house-entry behaviour of malaria mosquitoes
(University of Nairobi, 2016)
BACKGROUND: Malaria mosquitoes often blood feed indoors on human hosts. The mosquitoes predominantly enter houses via open eaves. Host-seeking is odour-driven, and finding a host depends on the quality of the odour plume ...
Understanding the long-lasting attraction of malaria mosquitoes to odor baits.
(University of Nairobi, 2015)
The use of odor baits for surveillance and control of malaria mosquitoes requires robust dispensing tools. In this study, the residual activity of a synthetic mosquito attractant blend dispensed from nylon or low density ...
Variation in malaria transmission dynamics in three different sites in Western kenya
The main objective was to investigate malaria transmission dynamics in three different sites, two highland villages (Fort Ternan and Lunyerere) and a lowland peri-urban area (Nyalenda) of Kisumu city. Adult mosquitoes were ...
Repellent Activities of Essential Oils of Some Plants Used Traditionally to Control the Brown Ear Tick, Rhipicephalus appendiculatus.
(University of Nairobi, 2014-02)
Essential oils of eight plants, selected after an ethnobotanical survey conducted in Bukusu community in Bungoma County, western Kenya (Tagetes minuta, Tithonia diversifolia, Juniperus procera, Solanecio mannii, Senna ...
2-Butanone as a carbon dioxide mimic in attractant blends for the Afrotropical malaria mosquitoes Anopheles gambiae and Anopheles funestus.
(University of Nairobi, 2017)
BACKGROUND: Most odour baits designed to attract host-seeking mosquitoes contain carbon dioxide (CO2), which enhances trap catches, given its role as a mosquito flight activator. However, the use of CO2 is expensive and ...
The effect of mass mosquito trapping on malaria transmission and disease burden (SOLARMAL): a stepped-wedge cluster-randomised trial.
(Unuversity of Nairobi, 2016)
BACKGROUND: Odour baits can attract host-seeking Anopheles mosquitoes indoors and outdoors. We assessed the effects of mass deployment of odour-baited traps on malaria transmission and disease burden. METHODS: We ...