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Developing the Sterile Insect Technique to Control the Urban Malaria Vector Anopheles stephensi

Zhang Dongjing, Zheng Xiaoying, Wu Yu and Wang Gang of Sun Yat-sen University in China together with their international partners Badria El-Sayed, Tellal Ageep, Ammar Hassan and Mohamed Korti all from the National Centre for Research in Sudan, and Jeremy Bouyer, Maiga Hamidou, Hanano Yamada and Adly Abdalla of Insect Pest Control Laboratory in Austria will develop highly specific and environmentally friendly Sterile Insect Technique (SIT) to control outdoor Anopheles mosquitoes. Once the feasibility evaluation is passed, the results will form a systematic technical package of SIT to control Anopheles stephensi and provide the scientific basis and technical support for subsequent field trials of SIT to control this outdoor malaria vector in African countries such as Sudan or other Asian countries.

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