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Current Molecular Medicine

Editor-in-Chief

ISSN (Print): 1566-5240
ISSN (Online): 1875-5666

Challenges and Approaches for Mosquito Targeted Malaria Control

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

Volume 9 , Issue 2 , 2009

Page: [116 - 130] Pages: 15

DOI: 10.2174/156652409787581600

Price: $65

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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