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A group of researchers aims to examine the behavior of mosquitoes that cause malaria to predict their movements.
“Know your enemy” is one of the maxims of war strategy and, in this case, the leitmotiv of the Liverpool School of Tropical Medicine in order to try to eradicate the mosquito anopheles. This tiny insect is responsible for the transmission of malaria, a disease which infects millions of individuals each year and causes around 438,000 deaths around the globe. Far from finding an effective vaccine, the mosquito is becoming increasingly resilient to preventive methods.
With their project “The Mosquito Diaries”, this group of investigators intends to examine through infrared cameras the behaviour of the mosquitos when in contact with screens impregnated with insecticide. The report on the results could help in the design and development of more efficient mosquito nets and screens, thus avoiding and preventing further disease contagion.