Effects of untreated bed nets on the transmission of Plasmodium falciparum, P. vivax and Wuchereria bancrofti in Papua New Guinea

Burkot T.R., Ganer P., Paru R., Dagoro H., Bames A., McDougall S., Wirtz R.A., Campbell G. and Spark R. (1990) Effects of untreated bed nets on the transmission of Plasmodium falciparum, P. vivax and Wuchereria bancrofti in Papua New Guinea. Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, 84 6: 773-779. doi:10.1016/0035-9203(90)90073-N


Author Burkot T.R.
Ganer P.
Paru R.
Dagoro H.
Bames A.
McDougall S.
Wirtz R.A.
Campbell G.
Spark R.
Title Effects of untreated bed nets on the transmission of Plasmodium falciparum, P. vivax and Wuchereria bancrofti in Papua New Guinea
Journal name Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1878-3503
Publication date 1990-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/0035-9203(90)90073-N
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 84
Issue 6
Start page 773
End page 779
Total pages 7
Language eng
Subject 2405 Parasitology
2739 Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
2725 Infectious Diseases
Abstract The impact of untreated bed nets on the transmission of human malaria and filariasis in a village in a hyperendemic area of Papua New Guinea was studied. In anopheline mosquitoes, the Plasmodium falciparum sporozoite antigen positivity rate, filarial infection rates and human blood indices dropped significantly after bed nets were introduced. This reduction in human-vector contact did not affect mosquito density as no significant difference in either landing rates or indoor resting catches was found. The number of bed nets in a house and ownership of dogs were factors significantly associated with a reduction in the number of indoor resting mosquitoes. However, the reduction in the P. falciparum sporozoite antigen rate in mosquitoes was not accompanied by a reduction in either malaria parasite or antibody prevalences'or titres against the P. falciparum circumsporozoite protein.
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