by Kevin C. Kobylinski, Ratawan Ubalee, Alongkot Ponlawat et al.
Malaria Journal, 2017 16:280 – Published: 7 July 2017

13 pp. 1.3 MB
https://malariajournal.biomedcentral.com/track/pdf/10.1186/s12936-017-1923-8?
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Novel vector control methods that can directly target outdoor malaria transmission are urgently needed in the Greater Mekong Subregion (GMS) to accelerate malaria elimination and artemisinin resistance containment efforts. Ivermectin mass drug administration (MDA) to humans has been shown to effectively kill wild Anopheles and suppress malaria transmission in West Africa. The authors conclude that Ivermectin is lethal to dominant GMS Anopheles malaria vectors and inhibits sporogony of P. vivax at safe human relevant concentrations. The data suggest that ivermectin MDA has potential in the GMS as a vector and transmission blocking control tool to aid malaria elimination efforts.

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