Skip to main content


Figure 1 | Parasites & Vectors

Figure 1

From: Mathematical evaluation of community level impact of combining bed nets and indoor residual spraying upon malaria transmission in areas where the main vectors are Anopheles arabiensis mosquitoes

Figure 1

Diagrammatic representation of mosquito host seeking processes as quantifiable in standard experimental hut studies. All mosquitoes caught in the huts and in exit traps attached to the hut are considered as having entered the hut and therefore not diverted outdoors. M p refers to mosquitoes entering the huts while Mp,y refers to mosquitoes attacking the host (in this case, human hosts) inside the hut. Where there is no intervention at all or where only untreated nets are used, the total number of mosquitoes entering the huts would be expected to be M 0 or M 1 respectively.

Back to article page