Challenges and Approaches for Mosquito Targeted Malaria Control

Author(s): Jose L. Ramirez, Lindsey S. Garver, George Dimopoulos.

Journal Name: Current Molecular Medicine

Volume 9 , Issue 2 , 2009

Abstract:

Malaria is one of todays most serious diseases with an enormous socioeconomic impact. While anti- malarial drugs have existed for some time and vaccines development may be underway, the most successful malaria eradication programs have thus far relied on attacking the mosquito vector that spreads the disease causing agent Plasmodium. Here we will review past, current and future perspectives of malaria vector control strategies and how these approaches have taken a promising turn thanks recent advances in functional genomics and molecular biology.

Keywords: Malaria, Plasmodium, Anopheles, mosquito vector

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VOLUME: 9
ISSUE: 2
Year: 2009
Page: [116 - 130]
Pages: 15
DOI: 10.2174/156652409787581600
Price: $58

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