Low- and high-tech approaches to control plasmodium parasite transmission by anopheles mosquitoes

George Dimopoulos, Chris M. Cirimotich, April M. Clayton

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Current efforts have proven inadequate to stop the transmission of Plasmodium parasites, and hence the spread of malaria, by Anopheles mosquitoes. Therefore, a novel arsenal of strategies for inhibiting Plasmodium infection of mosquitoes is urgently needed. In this paper, we summarize research on two approaches to malaria control, a low-tech strategy based on parasite inhibition by the mosquito's natural microflora, and a high-tech strategy using genetic modification of mosquitoes that renders them resistant to infection and discuss advantages and disadvantages for both approaches.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article number891342
JournalJournal of Tropical Medicine
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StatePublished - 2011

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Communicable Disease Control
Anopheles
Plasmodium
Culicidae
Malaria
Parasites
Infection
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  • Microbiology
  • Parasitology
  • Medicine(all)

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