Efficacy of a new self-supporting low-profile bednet for personal protection against Anopheles farauti (Diptera : Culicidae) in a village in Papua New Guinea

Frances, S. P., Cooper, R. D., Gupta, R. K. and Debboun, M. (2003) Efficacy of a new self-supporting low-profile bednet for personal protection against Anopheles farauti (Diptera : Culicidae) in a village in Papua New Guinea. Journal of Medical Entomology, 40 1: 68-72. doi:10.1603/0022-2585-40.1.68


Author Frances, S. P.
Cooper, R. D.
Gupta, R. K.
Debboun, M.
Title Efficacy of a new self-supporting low-profile bednet for personal protection against Anopheles farauti (Diptera : Culicidae) in a village in Papua New Guinea
Journal name Journal of Medical Entomology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0022-2585
Publication date 2003-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1603/0022-2585-40.1.68
Volume 40
Issue 1
Start page 68
End page 72
Total pages 5
Editor J. Edman
W. K. Reisen
Place of publication United States
Publisher Entomological Society of America
Collection year 2003
Language eng
Subject C1
321202 Epidemiology
730212 Disease distribution and transmission
Abstract A new United States (U.S.) self-supporting low-profile bednet was designed by Walter Reed Army Institute of Research in collaboration with Breakthrough Technologies. The bednet incorporated permethrin-impregnated screening into a frame that erected automatically when removed from its bag. The new U.S. bednet was compared with the current Australian Defense Force (ADF) mosquito bednet at Buka Island, North Solomons Province, Papua New Guinea, in March 1999. At the time of the test, Anopheles farauti Laveran was the most abundant biting mosquito. Both bednet types provided > 97.8% protection compared with an unprotected collector. The untreated U.S. Army prototype bednet provided better protection than the untreated ADF bednet against mosquitoes entering the bednet during the night.
Keyword Entomology
Veterinary Sciences
Anopheles Farauti
Papua New Guinea
Bednet
Malaria
Personal Protection
Permethrin
Permethrin-impregnated Bednets
Mosquitos
Q-Index Code C1

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Excellence in Research Australia (ERA) - Collection
2004 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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