Entomological Support for Malaria Vaccine Trials.
Annual rept. Sep. 77-Sep 78,
BIOMEDICAL RESEARCH INST ROCKVILLE MD
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Major progress has occurred during the first year of this contract. A new high security insectary and laboratory for handling mosquitos infected with Plasmodium falciparum has been designed and built. Preparations are underway for receiving and processing human blood infected with P. falciparum so that is can be preserved in liquid nitrogen for future use in producing gametocyte carriers. An agreement between NMRI and USAMRIID has been signed and the first protocol with P. falciparum in human subjects is currently under review by the NMRI Committee for the Protection of Human Subjects. This protocol is designed to provide the infected human blood for subsequent mosquito feeding experiments. Author
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