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Longbottom, Joshua, Krause, Ana, Torr, Steve ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0001-9550-4030 and Stanton, Michelle ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-1754-4894 (2020) 'Quantifying geographic accessibility to improve efficiency of entomological monitoring'. PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, Vol 14, Issue 3, e0008096.

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Abstract

Vector-borne diseases are important causes of mortality and morbidity in humans and livestock, particularly for poorer communities and countries in the tropics. Large-scale programs against these diseases, for example malaria, dengue and African trypanosomiasis, include vector control, and assessing the impact of this intervention requires frequent and extensive monitoring of disease vector abundance. Such monitoring can be expensive, especially in the later stages of a successful program where numbers of vectors and cases are low.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: QU Biochemistry > QU 26.5 Informatics. Automatic data processing. Computers
QX Parasitology > Insects. Other Parasites > QX 650 Insect vectors
WA Public Health > Sanitation. Environmental Control > General Sanitation and Environmental Control > WA 670 General works
Faculty: Department: Biological Sciences > Vector Biology Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pntd.0008096
Depositing User: Mel Finley
Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2020 12:50
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2020 15:23
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/14054

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