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Durham University

Department of Biosciences

Academic Staff

Publication details for Prof Steve Lindsay

Takken, Willlem & Lindsay, Steve (2019). Increased Threat of Urban Malaria from Anopheles stephensi Mosquitoes, Africa. Emerging Infectious Diseases 25(7): 1431-1432.

Author(s) from Durham


Malaria continues to be a major health threat in Africa, mainly in rural areas. Recently, the urban malaria vector Anopheles stephensi invaded Djibouti and Ethiopia, potentially spreading to other areas of Africa. Urgent action is needed to prevent urban malaria epidemics from emerging and causing a public health disaster.