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Reduced mosquito survival in metal-roof houses may contribute to a decline in malaria transmission in sub-Saharan Africa

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In The Gambia, metal-roof houses were hotter during the day than thatched-roof houses. After 24 h, the mortality of Anopheles gambiae, the principal African malaria vector, was 38% higher in metal-roof houses than thatched ones. During the day, mosquitoes in metal-roof houses moved from the hot roof to cooler places near the floor, where the temperature was still high, reaching 35 °C. In laboratory studies, at 35 °C few mosquitoes survived 10 days, the minimum period required for malaria para...

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Peer reviewed

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10.1038/s41598-019-43816-0

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0000-0002-8628-6040
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Publisher:
Springer Nature Publisher's website
Journal:
Scientific Reports Journal website
Volume:
9
Article number:
7770
Publication date:
2019-05-23
Acceptance date:
2019-04-27
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EISSN:
2045-2322
Pmid:
31123317
Source identifiers:
1019630
Language:
English
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pubs:1019630
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uuid:51d0c83d-d2b1-4fdc-ae7b-b9efc34a2ae6
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pubs:1019630
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2019-07-15

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