Lizards use “behavioural hypothermia” to reduce the negative impact of tick infestations, another example of parasite infections influencing host-behaviour.
Monthly Archives: September 2019
Mass-rearing and mass-releasing sterile insects is a technique to eliminate harmful insects or to transform a species so that it no longer carries disease. Rear and release programs have been expanding, but access to electricity and funds for traps and monitoring is more challenging in the regions of the world where arboviral diseases are most burdensome.
The thousands of movements of individual mosquitoes ultimately shape the pattern of malaria infection in the community. Mosquito movement can also influence the effectiveness of interventions. However, how far mosquitoes fly and how this responds to interventions aimed at repelling rather than killing are not well known.