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Indian J Malariol. 1994 Jun;31(2):57-64.

Field trial of esbiothrin-impregnated rope in Ramgarh village, Dadri PHC, District Ghaziabad (U.P.).

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  • 1Malaria Research Centre, Delhi, India.


A village-scale field trial was carried out to assess the operational feasibility and efficacy of smouldering 250 ppm esbiothrin-impregnated rope in repelling mosquitoes and its impact on transmission of malaria. Entomological monitoring revealed that smoke from smouldering rope resulted in 67.2-97.9% reduction of An. culicifacies densities in human and mixed dwellings. The reduction was obviously due to diversion of An. culicifacies population to cattlesheds where ropes were not burnt. The impact was more pronounced when indoor mosquito landing rate on human bait was compared with that of experimental and control areas. This was also reflected in reduced anthropophilic index and curtailment of malaria transmission in experimental area.

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