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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20 April 2021
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