Insecticide-treated nets and malaria transmission

A study of Anopheles gambiae mosquitoes finds that exposure to long-lasting insecticide-treated nets shortens the lifespan of highly insecticide-resistant mosquitoes by nearly 50%, reducing the mosquitoes’ potential for malaria transmission by up to two-thirds, potentially explaining why long-lasting insecticide-treated nets currently remain effective against insecticide-resistant mosquitoes. - Read at PNAS.org

Article #16-03431: “Delayed mortality effects cut the malaria transmission potential of insecticide-resistant mosquitoes,” by Mafalda Viana, Angela Hughes, Jason Matthiopoulos, Hilary Ranson, and Heather M. Ferguson.