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Ag1000G - MALAWI (AG1000G-MW)
Project: Ag1000G

Location: Malawi (MW).

Mosquito

Partner study description

Specimens were obtained from villages within the catchment of the Majete Malaria Project, Chikhwawa District, Malawi (-15.933, 34.755) (1). Mosquitoes were collected indoors and outdoors by Suna light trap from April through August 2015. Chickhwawa District is an area with perennial and intense malaria transmission (2). All specimens were An. arabiensis (3) Specimens were stored over silica and DNA was extracted using the Qiagen plate protocol.

For further details of this study please see McCann et al (1) and https://mesamalaria.org/mesa-track/majete-integrated-malaria-control-project-mmp.

1. Robert S. McCann, Henk van den Berg, Peter J. Diggle, Michèle van Vugt, Dianne J. Terlouw, Kamija S. Phiri, Aurelio Di Pasquale, Nicolas Maire, Steven Gowelo, Monicah M. Mburu, Alinune N. Kabaghe, Themba Mzilahowa, Michael G. Chipeta, and Willem Takken. Assessment of the effect of larval source management and house improvement on malaria transmission when added to standard malaria control strategies in southern malawi: study protocol for a cluster-randomised controlled trial. BMC Infect. Dis., September 2017. https://doi.org/10.1186/s12879-017-2749-2

2. Adam Bennett, Lawrence Kazembe, Don P. Mathanga, Damaris Kinyoki, Doreen Ali, Robert W. Snow, and Abdisalan M. Noor. Mapping malaria transmission intensity in malawi, 2000–2010. The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 89:840–849, November 2013. https://doi.org/10.4269/ajtmh.13-0028

3. C. Fanello, F. Santolamazza, and A. della Torre. Simultaneous identification of species and molecular forms of the anopheles gambiae complex by pcr-rflp. Med Vet Entomol, 16:461–464, December 2002. https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1365-2915.2002.00393.x

Contributors

Robert McCann College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi
Laboratory of Entomology, Wageningen University and Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands
Center for Vaccine Development and Global Health, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, USA.

Themba Mzilahowa Department of Vector Biology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Malawi-Liverpool Wellcome Trust Clinical Research Programme, Blantyre, Malawi
Malaria Alert Centre (MAC), P/ Bag 360, Chichiri, Blantyre 3, Malawi.

Alinune Kabaghe College of Medicine, University of Malawi, Blantyre, Malawi.

Willem Takken Laboratory of Entomology, Wageningen University and Research, Wageningen, The Netherlands.

Martin J. Donnelly (Martin.Donnelly@lstmed.ac.uk) Department of Vector Biology, Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine, Liverpool, United Kingdom
Parasites and Microbes Programme, Wellcome Sanger Institute, Hinxton, Cambridge CB10 1SA, UK.