n African Entomology - The larvicidal efficacy of subsp. against five African (Diptera : Culicidae) species : short communications




Malaria is caused by protozoan parasites of the genus , with most deaths being caused by (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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