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From: Comparative assessment of diverse strategies for malaria vector population control based on measured rates at which mosquitoes utilize targeted resource subsets

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The predicted relationship between the impact of vector control upon malaria transmission and the rate at which mosquitoes utilize the resource subset targeted by the intervention α R x . Anopheles epiroticus, An. arabiensis, and An. gambiae were chosen as examples of vector species that feed primarily upon animals, on both humans and animals, or primarily upon humans. Zero coverage of the human blood resource with LLINs C v h = 0 and high biological coverage of the resource subset which is targeted with an intervention C R x = 0.8 that induces high mortality among mosquitoes that utilize covered forms of that resource μ R c = 0.8 were assumed. Apart from the adaptation of the original formulation to capture intervention impact upon vector survival as a generally applicable function of target resource subset coverage and utilization rate (Equation 15 to 17), all predictions were made by parameterizing and executing deterministic models of malaria transmission and control, exactly as previously described[26, 51, 62].

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