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Impacts of ivermectin mass drug administration for onchocerciasis on mosquito populations of Ogun state, Nigeria

This study investigated the impact of single-dose mass drug administration (MDA) of ivermectin for onchocerciasis on mosquito populations in Ogun State, Nigeria.

The study found that ivermectin MDA resulted in the reduction of both the survival and density of Anopheles mosquitoes. This has strong implications for malaria transmission, which depends strongly on vector survival.

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Type
Original research
Theme
NTD
Date published
20/04/2021
Journal
Parasites and vectors
Language
English
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