Modelling the potential of genetic control of malaria mosquitoes at national scale

North, ARB, Austin; Godfray, H. Charles J.,  BMC Biology,  17:26. 2019.

The persistence of malaria in large parts of sub-Saharan Africa has motivated the development of novel tools to complement existing control programmes, including gene-drive technologies to modify mosquito vector populations. Here, we use a stochastic simulation model to explore the potential of using a driving-Y chromosome to suppress vector populations in a 106 km2 area of West Africa including all of Burkina Faso.