Funding for this research was provided by:
Seventh Framework Programme (265660)
Sapienza Università di Roma (IT) “Avvio alla Ricerca 2019” (AR11916B4CC76BF1)
Sapienza Università di Roma (IT) “Progetti di Ricerca Medi” (RM11916B7AFEA99E)
Received: 8 January 2020
Accepted: 21 May 2020
First Online: 1 June 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study has been conducted upon the ethical approval of the committee “Comité d’ethique pour la recherché en santé”, in agreement with Ministry of Health and Ministry of Research (approval n. 2013-7-057, issued on 11 July 2013). Volunteers chosen for mosquito samplings were local collaborators trained by CNRFP from several years in performing landing collections in the village. After the study, medical follow-up has been conducted on the volunteers for two weeks. None of them showed any malaria symptoms. In order to ensure empty houses during HLC, the inhabitants of those houses were moved to another safe place and rewarded for their time.
: Not applicable.
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.