n African Entomology - The larvicidal efficacy of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis against five African Anopheles (Diptera : Culicidae) species : short communications
|Article Title||The larvicidal efficacy of Bacillus thuringiensis subsp. israelensis against five African Anopheles (Diptera : Culicidae) species : short communications|
|© Publisher:||Entomological Society of South Africa (ESSA)|
|Author||I. Ketseoglou, L.L. Koekemoer, M. Coetzee and G. Bouwer|
|Publication Date||Mar 2011|
|Pages||146 - 150|
|Keyword(s)||National Institute for Communicable Diseases and University of the Witwatersrand|
Malaria is caused by protozoan parasites of the genus Plasmodium, with most deaths being caused by Plasmodium falciparum (Phillips 2001). There are an estimated 300-500 million cases of malaria and over one million deaths reported each year, mostly in young children in sub-Saharan Africa (Bremen 2001). The direct and indirect costs of malaria in Africa are estimated to exceed $2 billion per year (Sachs & Malaney 2002), thus it is of utmost importance to control the disease and more importantly the spread of the disease.
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