Solomon Islands mosquito study for better control strategies

MALARIA, A DEADLY MOSQUITO-BORNE infection, is estimated to cause one death every 30 seconds, worldwide. More than half the world's population is at risk of infection.

The Solomon Islands suffer from one of the highest rates of malaria outside of Africa.

Australian Geographic spent time with QTHA researcher Professor Tom Burkot from James Cook University as Tom and other researchers collected mosquitoes over a three-week period to study the spread and reach of the infection, mosquito behaviour and other aspects that could pave the way for better control strategies.

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