Saturday, 2 March 2013

Understanding mosquitoes

In Africa, 20 per cent of the children get 80 per cent of the bites from malarial mosquitoes, and an understanding of this could be central to controlling the deadly disease.

Researchers have developed a mathematical model that describes the complex relationship between the proportion of people who are infected with Plasmodium falciparum, the parasite that causes malaria, and the rate at which people are bitten by the mosquitoes that carry it.