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Field Evaluation of Plant-based Mosquito Control

This study has been completed.
Yunnan Institute
Information provided by:
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine Identifier:
First received: June 30, 2005
Last updated: September 1, 2016
Last verified: February 2007
Isolated minority communities in China use traditional plant-based methods of mosquito control. This study is evaluating 4 plants used in this way by monitoring mosquitoes entering houses on nights when the plants are being used in this way. A blind, placebo controlled study design will monitor plant use and record mosquito species / numbers caught in CDC light traps indoors over 3 months.

Condition Intervention Phase
Arbovirus Infections
Device: anti-mosquito plant use
Phase 2

Study Type: Interventional
Study Design: Allocation: Randomized
Intervention Model: Parallel Assignment
Masking: Single Blind
Primary Purpose: Prevention
Official Title: Field Evaluation of Malaria Vector Control Using Traditional Plant-based Anti-mosquito Measures in Yunnan Province, P.R. China

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Further study details as provided by London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine:

Primary Outcome Measures:
  • Reduction in vector mosquitoes entering houses [ Time Frame: per night over 45 nights ]

Secondary Outcome Measures:
  • Reduced human biting by mosquitoes [ Time Frame: per night over 45 nights ]

Enrollment: 240
Study Start Date: July 2005
Study Completion Date: September 2006
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Ages Eligible for Study:   6 Years and older   (Child, Adult, Senior)
Sexes Eligible for Study:   All
Accepts Healthy Volunteers:   Yes

Inclusion Criteria:

  • Existing use of traditional plant-based methods of mosquito control

Exclusion Criteria:

  • Known allergy to plants in use
  • Respiratory illness
  • Infants under 6 years in house
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Please refer to this study by its identifier: NCT00116766

Sponsors and Collaborators
London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Yunnan Institute
Principal Investigator: Nigel Hill, PhD London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine
Principal Investigator: Hong Ning Zhou, MSc Yunnan Institute of Parasitic Diseases
  More Information Identifier: NCT00116766     History of Changes
Other Study ID Numbers: DIF28
Study First Received: June 30, 2005
Last Updated: September 1, 2016

Keywords provided by London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine:
vector control

Additional relevant MeSH terms:
Arbovirus Infections
Protozoan Infections
Parasitic Diseases
Virus Diseases processed this record on May 22, 2017